We’ve explored how transformative dental implants can be for those who have experiences tooth loss in the past. However, we are big believers that prevention is better than cure. So, for that reason, we’re going to take a look at five great dental health habits you can adopt to help you avoid tooth loss in the first place and keep your dental health in tip top condition.
1. Keep up your regular dental check-ups
We get it; you’ve heard all this before. Probably from us! But the truth still stands that if you want to keep your teeth, gums and overall dental health in good shape, you need to make friends with your dentist. Keep up dental check-ups at least every six months so any problems can be spotted early and dealt with quickly. Simple!
2. Break up with sugar
It’s painful, we know. A sugary treat to get you through the afternoon, or maybe a fizzy drink for that last minute pick-me-up, is something that many of us lean on. But if you want your teeth to stay strong and healthy you need to break up with sugar; it promotes tooth decay like nothing else. It’s not you, it’s sugar!
3. Stub out your cigarettes
We are not fans of smoking here and neither should you be! It’s one of the leading causes of tooth loss in the UK so if you’re concerned about tooth loss and you’re a smoker, we’d advise losing the cigarette so it’s not your teeth next!
4. Watch your diet
We’ve dealt with the usual, sugary suspects when it comes to your diet, but that’s not where the story ends. Many startchy carbohydrates break down into sugar inside the mouth and so can prove to be as much a threat to your teeth, causing decay that can lead to tooth loss. As always, fresh fruit and vegetables and lean meat and fish will leave your teeth much happier. If it’s good for your body, it’ll be good for your teeth!
5. Protect your teeth
If you are active, especially in contact sports like rugby, then you are much more likely to have a tooth knocked out than the more stationary of us! Unexpected impact leads to tooth loss at any age, whether young or old. Investing in a gum shield or some kind of protection for the face is always a good idea.
These are proven and timeless tips that will ensure that tooth loss doesn’t have to be an issue you have to deal with. However, if you have already suffered from tooth loss you don’t have to worry; Ollie & Darsh is on hand to help with our dental implant treatment option!
We have a free consultation service for every client that comes through our door. That way we can ensure that we understand your needs and the journey you want to take and help you on the path to rediscovering your perfect smile. So get in touch with us now to find out how we can help you.