Missing teeth can be replaced with bridges, dentures, or dental implants – all of which have a place in dental treatment. Fixed bridges and removable dentures cost less than dental implants, but they are not always the best solution. The first thing most of us think of is that removable dentures can slip or cause embarrassing sounds while the wearer is eating or speaking. Of even greater concern, placement of fixed bridges often requires the partial cutting of the healthy teeth next to them; removable dentures may lead to bone loss in the area where the tooth or teeth are missing; and recurrent decay, gum disease and other factors can lead to the failure of fixed bridgework. For these reasons, bridges and dentures usually need to be replaced every 7 to 15 years, compared to an average 25-year life span for dental implants.
Teeth are strong but surprisingly vulnerable, and this is particularly the case with kids’ teeth. It’s a common misconception that it doesn’t matter what happens to children’s teeth in the early years, as those teeth will fall out anyway. In fact, dental hygiene in early childhood is a crucial foundation for a mouthful of great teeth as an adult. Problems like caries or gum disease in the early years can lead to pain, missed school days, or bigger heath issues. It is critical to prevent and protect against such issues from infancy.
Proper dental hygiene and attention to oral care should be established as early as possible to prevent future complications – and it’s not just the parents’ job. A Dentistry IQ website report dated September 3, 2014 stresses that children need to learn how to brush and care for their own teeth at an early age. The best way for them to do this is to learn from dentists.
Seniors often suffer from dry mouth. This is more than an inconvenience, says Mountain View, CA dentist Dr. McEvoy. This may seem like a minor inconvenience, but actually saliva contains calcium and phosphates that help protect teeth from weakness and decay. It’s not natural to suffer from dry mouth. It’s a condition most commonly caused by the side effects of medications. A dentist can recommend solutions ranging from a simple reminder, to drink more water, to recommending that the patient work with their medical advisor to explore alternative medication options.
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Bad habits such as these can build up over time to cause bigger problems, but sudden breakdowns can also occur as a result of everyday events. Playing a sport without a mouth guard, or tripping and hitting your face on the ground, or other common accidents frequently result in chipped or broken teeth.
Mountain View cosmetic dentist Dr. Patrick F. McEvoy, DDS, explains that thanks to advances in cosmetic dental technology there are many excellent techniques for repairing teeth that have suffered damage. For people whose teeth enamel is worn, veneers – usually made of porcelain – are an excellent option that function as replacements for the natural tooth’s enamel. They are placed directly on the tooth’s surface and usually attached by using a light-sensitive resin that hardens and bonds when exposed to ultraviolet light.
Even in health-conscious areas like Mountain View, CA, dental activities like flossing are often forgeten, but this latest research gives us even more reason to be pay attention to oral health. “Proper oral hygiene requires daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the dentist to identify any potential markers for decay or indications of cavities, and treat the condition as early as possible,” explains noted Mountain View, CA dentist Dr. Patrick F. McEvoy, DDS.