December 12, 2011
We are rough on our teeth. How many times have you chewed on ice or played sports without wearing a mouth guard? If you also skip semi-annual dental appointments and neglect a rigid homecare regimen of brushing and flossing, you compromise your smile even further. People damage or lose teeth everyday from injury, disease, or decay. A damaged tooth can destroy oral function and cause pain, and a missing tooth will leave a gap in your smile. Your mouth must compensate for the lack of chewing power when a tooth is missing, so the chewing force may move to another part of the mouth. This causes the remaining teeth to shift out of place and further destroys your smile.
We always suggest taking care of your teeth because preventive care can save you time, hassle and money.
Be nice to your teeth, be diligent with your oral hygiene, and visit your dentist regularly. Your teeth are hard workers, but they’re also a precious part of your body that you should care for and respect. Your teeth will thank you for it.