Most of us are, but with a little bit of care and attention these bad habits can be eliminated, or at least minimised. One of the most common bad habits is simply not spending enough time on oral care at home through failing to brush thoroughly, and failing to floss every day. Unfortunately this is one bad habit that can lead to tooth loss and consequently needing dental implant in Kent. The reason for this is that the plaque bacteria that build up in the mouth over the course of a few hours simply cannot be removed any other way, and failing to remove them will lead to gum disease. Brushing and flossing is quick, and if done properly is very effective. If you are ever unsure then ask Dr Rik Trivedi or another Kent dentist for help and advice.
Gum disease is incredibly common, and is something that will affect most people, to some degree or other, during their lifetime. It is where the gums become infected, and it is a very destructive disease as it can lead to the loss of gum tissue and the loss of bone around the teeth.
Another bad habit is using teeth as tools. Your teeth are not meant to open packets, or even worse to open bottles, and you run the risk of chipping or fracturing them. Even biting down on very hard foods such as ice cubes and nuts can sometimes be enough to break a tooth.
Snacking in between meals is another thing that can harm your teeth, as every time you eat something your mouth becomes more acidic, and this acidity can soften the tooth enamel, increasing the risk of tooth decay as the acid will gradually wear it away. It is far better to try to stick to regular meals, or to only have tooth friendly snacks such as cheese or crunchy vegetables.
Even small changes to your lifestyle can make a difference to your dental health. Of course you also need to back up these changes with regular visits to Parrock Dental and Implant Centre, and preventative dental care will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy so you are less likely to need dental implants in Kent.
If you’d like more information on dental care, then why not look at our website on www.parrockdental.co.uk. If you need to book an appointment for one of our many dental services, then you can call us on 01474 537191.