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A dental crown is a cap, made from porcelain or metal, that your dentist places over a tooth in order to protect that tooth or improve its appearance. Your dentist may recommend a crown if you have had a root canal procedure performed, if your tooth has been weakened by a large cavity, or if your tooth has a serious chip or discoloration that detracts from its appearance. If you’ve experience any of these dental issues, use a dentist near me search to locate the nearest Bright Now! Dental office for ways your dentist can help provide you with a dental crown. As long as you care for it properly, a dental crown can last 5 to 15 years, and often longer. The process of having a crown applied is simple and painless, and it usually takes place across two appointments.
Dental implants are the preferred choice for replacing missing or lost teeth. A simple dental implant consists of a metal screw that is inserted into the jaw bone, along with a visible crown portion of the tooth that attaches to the screw. Specialized implants can also support a denture or partial denture, providing a more stable alternative to conventional dentures. Dental implants help prevent many of the problems that can occur when a missing tooth is left unaddressed. Once you have healed from dental implant surgery, your implanted tooth will look just like a natural tooth, and you can care for it just as you would a natural tooth with daily brushing and flossing.
Did you know that oral cavity and pharynx cancer accounted for 2.9% of all new cancer cases in America in 2017 alone? That was 49,670 people. Furthermore, around 1.1% of men and women are predicted to have oral cavity and pharynx cancer. Oral hygiene is, therefore, a critical part of overall health and wellness and as such calls for the same care as other medical concerns. To maintain an excellent level of oral health, it is incumbent upon you to continually focus on these essential items:
Daily brushing: It is recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day. When you clean in the morning, you remove the bacteria that forms overnight while you sleep. Night brushing just before you sleep is essential because at this time saliva production and flow is low. As the primary cleaning agent in the mouth, a reduction in saliva levels leaves your teeth more vulnerable to decay. Cleaning your teeth helps bolster hygiene and protects against potential decay.
Best brushing technique: Brushing your teeth using the proper technique is also important. Dentists recommend brushing in circular motions for two to three minutes. It goes without saying that you should only use toothpaste that contains fluoride when brushing your teeth. Fluoride content: Different age groups require different levels of fluoride in their toothpaste. For young ones, age three years and below, use toothpaste whose fluoride levels are 1,000 parts per million (ppm). For anyone older than three years, the recommended fluoride level in toothpaste they use should be between 1,300 to 1,500 parts per million.
Brush type: Ensure you use brushes with firm but not hard bristles for best results. Replace your toothbrush after every three months. Best time to brush: When you brush your teeth is just as crucial a factor in how well you maintain your oral hygiene. Anytime you have a meal your mouth takes approximately forty minutes to neutralize any present acids completely. During this period your enamel is weaker. If you brush before the complete neutralization of acids in the mouth, you risk brushing away part of this weak enamel. Dentists recommend a waiting period of one hour after a meal before brushing your teeth.
Appropriate flossing: Flossing your teeth regularly is another important aspect of home dental hygiene. Pass the floss through your teeth moving from side to side. Doing this will help you eliminate food particles that get caught between the teeth where a brush can’t reach. If left unchecked, such food particles cause tooth decay over time.
Visiting Your Dentist Regularly: It is imperative to see your dentist every six months for an oral examination. Consistent check-ups will identify and help address more complex dental problems that brushing and flossing alone cannot. Daily brushing and flossing can’t help you monitor the collection at the subgingival area for example.