If you long to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free, then it is time to take action. There is no reason why you can't avoid denture shopping, and keep your pearly-whites healthy and strong always.
The best time to start healthy food habits is as soon your child's first tooth appears. Moreover, young teeth are softer and more susceptible to acid since they need a decade for the first tooth enamel to mature. Here are some of the foods and drinks that can require extra attention to detailed dental hygiene:
1. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits are at the top of the list of foods that can cause concern. Oranges, lemons and grapefruit have a high concentration of citric acids that can work on eroding tooth enamel. Cavities are next.
If you have been recently diagnosed with an array of dental conditions, it is recommended to obtain a second opinion. It will not only confirm or contradict the opinion of the treating dentist, but it will also give you a peace of mind about the proposed course of treatment. It is especially true if a substantial cost is involved along with any serious existing dental discrepancies you may have such as multiple missing teeth or oral disease.
A second opinion should be sought after if:
• You do not feel comfortable with the treatment plan presented by your dentist
• You do not have good rapport with your dental provider
• Your insurance does not cover the procedures and you will have to pay out-of-pocket
• Serious medical conditions are present and may require the involvement of a specialist
• You have had dental work done, but it is not satisfactory
There can be no doubt that teeth are extremely valuable body parts. They allow people to properly process the food that they eat, contribute to proper speech, help keep the bones of the jaw strong, an contribute to overall attractiveness.
Since teeth are of such undoubted importance, it makes sense that people will want to do their utmost to keep them healthy. To this end, modern medical science has done a good job creating tools that do just that.
One of these tools is a chemical known as fluoride. In the United States, about 70 percent of drinking water is treated with this abundant substance. This is done because the government claims that this protects the dental health of the public.
But is this true? This article will consider this question. It will also answer some questions that are relevant to the subject along the way.
These questions include: Just what is fluoride? What are some of the assumed benefits of this substance? What are some possible drawbacks? And, should it be in the water supply at all? Let's consider these questions.
JUST WHAT IS FLUORIDE?
Fluoride is one of the most abundant elements found in the crust of the earth - number 13 on the overall list - and is an ion of the element called Fluorine. Fluoride is different because it has an extra electron, which gives is a negative electrical charge.
It is worth noting that naturally occurring fluoride is easily found in soil, food, water, and certain minerals. In addition to this, fluoride is also made artificially in laboratories.