As we get older our gums naturally recede. Sometimes this can be caused earlier if gum disease goes unchecked. As this happens we begin to have missing teeth and must choose between dental implants and dentures. If you have a healthy jaw and gums, then implants are likely the more appealing choice. Since dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw they appear just like normal teeth and can last up to 20 years before they need to be replaced. They do not need to be removed overnight and soaked but should be cared for like normal teeth, meaning brushing and flossing regularly.
There are two types of dentures you can get, partial and complete. Partial dentures are held in place by your normal teeth and only include a few replacement teeth. Complete dentures can include much more replacement teeth and both are usually recommended for people who have damaged gums. Dentures allow you to speak and eat normally because they place the jaw and the mouth in the proper position. Unlike the implants the dentures must be removed at night and allowed to soak in order to clean them. It is important to speak with your dentist to make a decision that is right for you. If you enjoyed this blog please leave a comment, share with your friends, and read our other blogs.
When you walk into the toothpaste isle where you buy your toothpaste the selection can be overwhelming, no longer is it as simple as gel or paste, spearmint or peppermint. There are so many types of toothpastes all that claim to do certain things better than others. Also, each one of those companies want you to believe that they are better products than the other items they share shelf space with. Meaning the marketing can sometimes get in the way of the important information on choosing which toothpaste is right for you.
Flouride toothpaste is recommended by oral health professionals to maintain a healthy smile. Flouride can remove plaque which causes gum disease and tooth decay and can strengthen tooth enamel.
Enamel building toothpaste cannot build enamel back on the tooth. It can only prevent further enamel loss. Though if you are using toothpaste with fluoride in it you are already preventing enamel loss. Acid will remove enamel from your teeth and it is contained in foods and beverages. Staying away from foods that are highly acidic, like fruit, and beverages like soda and sports drinks will help to reduce the amount of acid your teeth encounter and prevent further loss of enamel.
Tartar control toothpaste can prevent but not remove tartar from your teeth. The best way to have tartar removed I with a teeth cleaning. Ingredients in the tartar control toothpaste can irritate gums, if you have sensitive gums it may irritate your gums.
Sensitive teeth toothpaste is for people with mild to moderate tooth sensitivity. If your sensitivity is from gum disease or cavities, then this toothpaste will not help. If you decide to start using this toothpaste it will take a few weeks to notice the improvements.
Teeth whitening toothpaste is designed to remove some surface stains on teeth. The ADA has found that no toothpaste can lighten the color of your teeth. The only way to truly lighten the color of your teeth is to have a professional teeth whitening.
Once you have decided which toothpaste is right for you then you can go here and find a list of all the ADA accredited toothpastes. Now you’re ready for you next trip to the toothpaste isle armed with this new knowledge. If you enjoyed this blog please leave us a comment below and share with your friends.
The Progressive Team