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Do you want to keep your teeth for life?
Keeping your teeth for life is as easy as 1-2-3!
There are 3 key ingredients to keep your teeth healthy and all at minimal cost.
Lifetime healthy teeth solution #1: treat dental problems immediately.
Get treatment for cavities, infections and dental problems immediately. Leaving problems to fester and progress will result in more extensive work and larger dental bills. Cavities are easily treated when they are small. If left too long, the cavity will inevitably progress to an abscess. Root canals cost $$$ instead of a simple restoration costing $. Over time, the treatment will become more radical and may include the removal of the affected tooth.
As gum infections worsen, they eat away at the jawbone holding your teeth. This bone, once eroded, will never grow back-- leaving the teeth mobile and painful when eating.
What could have been treated as a routine cleaning $ now requires gum and bone surgery $$$$ or extractions.
Lifetime healthy teeth solution #2: eat healthy for your teeth
Eating healthy on a balanced diet is not only good for the body but also for the teeth. Lean meats, fruits, vegetables and cheeses are recommended in the diet.
When we eat, the bacteria in the plaque on our teeth use the food particles to produce acids which eat away at our teeth.
Our saliva acts to neutralize and to repair the damage from the acid attack after eating.
It commonly takes 90 minutes to 2 hours to neutralize an acid attack after eating.
Drink Healthy for your teeth too!
Researchers have shown that drinking or eating anything other than water on more than 5 different occasions during the day lessens the time for saliva to neutralize the acids between each acid attack – and the time may not be adequate.
This means the teeth may be under acid attack for most of the day and this will lead to enamel damage, decay and tooth loss.
Lifetime healthy teeth solution # 3: regular 6 month dental check-ups and cleanings
Healthy teeth and gums, just like any other body system, require being proactive instead of reactive.Waiting for teeth to abscess and enduring root canals does not make any sense compared to regularly scheduled 6 month visits. Yet, only 1/2 the population have a regular dentist and less than 50% have routine check-ups every 6 months.
We would be happy to welcome you to our clinic; your dental health is one phone call away. Contact us at (450) 681-3372. Ask Dr. Kavanagh or Dr. Ormond to help you along this healthy path.
Confidence starts with a smile!
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