Dental Advice for the Sweet Tooth

Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.

Why You Can't Afford to Lose Any of Your Teeth

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It's incredible to think just how complicated the human body is. It has evolved over many centuries in order to function correctly and equip it well for everyday life. While it may be very difficult to understand why certain parts of the body are so intricate, it's nevertheless important to make sure that everything is maintained correctly. One area where many people fall down in this respect is when it comes to their dentition. Why do you have to you maintain the exact number of teeth?

Maintaining the Right Number

It's difficult to argue with evolution and when you're provided with 32 teeth, you just need to accept that and move on. This is the perfect quota when it comes to the all-essential task of chewing food, to convert raw material into valuable energy. Many people find that over the years they have lost one or more teeth, perhaps due to decay. Sometimes it is difficult to avoid this outcome, but it doesn't mean that you have to accept any "gaps." All missing teeth need to be replaced.

What Can Go Wrong?

It's never going to be as easy to chew your food as efficiently as possible, if you don't have the correct number of teeth. Not only that, but the teeth that surround the area will start to move very slowly. They will rotate and tilt out of place and this will in turn put pressure on the gums and bone. After a while, these surrounding teeth will develop their own issues.

Furthermore, the tooth that is directly opposite the gap will grow more quickly than those adjacent, as it won't have an opposing tooth to keep it in place. This may be subtle, but it can nevertheless lead to problems with your jaw muscles and in particular, the TMJ joint.

Appearance Changes

When you lose a tooth, the specific type of bone that used to support it will lose its density, as it doesn't have this support work to do any more. Once again, while this is a gradual change, it can actually affect the way that your face appears, especially if you have several missing teeth.

Making Corrections

Have a word with your dentist to see how some new dental implants could restore functionality and bring you back to the ideal complement, as nature intended. You may be able to come up with a plan to gradually replace those missing and repair those in need.


21 June 2017