Tooth decay can be painful and lead to fillings, crowns or inlays. If its not treated, the nerve of the tooth can become infected and die. Then it requires root canal treatment or even for the tooth to be removed. It is very important that you keep up a good routine at home to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Gum disease is common and, if untreated, may lead to bone loss around the teeth. Gum disease is preventable. It can be treated and kept under control with regular cleaning sessions and check-ups, preventing further problems. If teeth are lost, it may be necessary to fill the gaps with bridges, dentures or implants.
Simple ways to keep teeth and gums healthy
It is easy to get your mouth clean and healthy, and keep it that way. A simple routine can help prevent most dental problems:
- brushing your teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste
- cleaning between the teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss at least once a day
- good eating habits – having sugary foods and drinks less often, and
- Regular dental check-ups in Dr.Nechupadam Dental.