If you think about it, your mouth is the gateway to everything else in your body. It’s where tooth decay starts and tooth loss begins. So why are we so quick to take care of our cars but not our mouths? The truth is that you can do a lot for your car by taking care of it regularly with oil changes, tire rotations, fluids checks and more. But what are you doing for your teeth? Don’t worry—we have some great ideas on how to take better care of them!
Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to taking care of your teeth. One of the easiest ways to do this is by watching what gets in your grill. That’s right—we said grill! Your mouth is full of germs, some good and some bad. The bad ones can cause tooth decay and tooth loss if you’re not careful. So how can you keep them at bay?
How Can You Keep Harmful Bacteria Off Of Your Teeth?
One way is to brush your teeth regularly and floss between them every day. This removes the plaque that builds up on your teeth over time and harbors bacteria. Another way is to eat a healthy diet full of nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These are full of tooth-healthy minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
But sometimes things happen that you can’t control—like tooth decay or tooth loss. Don’t worry! We have some great strategies to help get the most mileage out of your mouth when these events occur. Tooth replacement is a big part of our practice, and we offer a variety of tooth replacement options, including dental implants, dentures and bridges.
Dental implants are tooth replacements that look, feel and function like natural teeth. They are made from titanium, a biocompatible material which is compatible with your body’s tissues. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or many teeth in one arch (jaw).
Dentures are removable replacement for missing teeth. There are three types of dentures: complete tooth and gum, partial tooth and gum, and no tooth/gum. Dentures are made from porcelain fused to metal or acrylic.
Bridges can replace one tooth or many teeth in an arch (jaw). They function like natural-looking crowns that connect artificial teeth together by attaching them directly above missing tooth roots. They are made from tooth-like materials and can be finished to blend in with your natural teeth.
At Arnold Dentistry, we have tooth replacement options to suit every need. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality dental care available, and our team of highly-trained professionals will do whatever it takes to keep your smile bright and healthy for a lifetime.