I am proud to say that I have all my own teeth at the age of 65. While that may not sound unusual to some people, everyone in my family who is my age or older wears dentures. I always tell people that that flossing is the key to good dental health. I have arthritis in my hands, but I don't let it keep me from flossing every day. My trick is to use those little "flossers" you can buy at the drug store. They have plastic handles floss stretched out on top of the handle. These make flossing easier on days when my arthritis is acting up. I started this blog to let other people know that they can keep their teeth healthy into old age when they take care of them. If you have hand pain, find ways to make flossing easier, like I did.
Badly neglected teeth can cause someone to look older and feel embarrassed in social settings. No matter how embarrassed teeth might be, some people avoid going to a dentist to get them repaired. There are various reason why people fear going to a dental clinic, including the pain involved, being awake during treatment, and hearing dental tools. It isn't a good decision to avoid getting you teeth repaired out of fear, as they can continuously get worse and eventually fall out. The content below explains thing you should know about your oral health and why making an appointment with a dentist is in your best interest.
Poor Oral Health Can Be Dangerous
Neglecting your teeth is a much larger problem than simply having to deal with unattractive teeth. Poor oral health is actually very dangerous and can even be fatal. Did you know that problems inside your mouth can possibly affect other parts of your body as well? A good example of a dental problem that can possibly be fatal and affect your entire body is a dental abscess. Basically, the infection in an abscess can get inside your blood, which is toxic and can cause sepsis.
Creating a Confident Smile
If you are unhappy when it comes to your social life, career, and relationship status, working on your oral health might turn everything around in a positive way. Being confident when in the presence of other people can encourage you to do some of the things that you have always avoided due to your teeth being damaged. Making an appointment with a dentist can be one of the best decisions you have ever made, as it will be the first step to achieving a confident smile. Creating a confident smile will begin with the dentist tackling any oral infections that you might have. Gum disease commonly must be treated before damaged teeth can be repaired.
Sedation Dentistry Can Be Used
Whether you are afraid of needles, dental drills, or pain, there is nothing to worry about during the process of getting your teeth repaired. You can actually sleep throughout the entire process of your oral health being treated. Each time that you attend an appointment, your dentist will be able to sedate you. Don't worry about a needle being used during the sedation dentistry process. You will be able to take a small pill that will make you fall into a deep sleep.