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Missing teeth problems

Imagine not being able to eat your favorite food like a juicy steak or crunchy apple because you’re missing a tooth. Or imagine not landing that dream job because your confidence is hindered by a smile with missing teeth. Unfortunately, missing teeth problems like these impact more adults than you might think!

Solutions for missing teeth problems

If you are one of the estimated 178 million Americans missing a tooth (or two), you don’t have to continue suffering – there are solutions for missing teeth problems. Visiting your dentist is the first step to finding the solution for your missing teeth problems.


How often should I brush my teeth?

In addition, you should let a professional “brush your teeth” at least twice a year. In other words, makes sure you are seen in a dental office at least twice a year for x-rays, cleanings and for preventative care, and as needed if you have pain or any dental or oral concerns. A healthy mouth is created from lifelong habits in good oral care, but, what if you forget?

 

Here are some tips to help you remember and keep your oral care a priority.

Set a timer. Use your phone, computer or even a friend to remind you when it is time to brush your teeth. Usually in the morning and evening make the most sense, but maybe with your schedule you need it to be right after breakfast and right before bed. Whenever you determine is the best time to brush, alert yourself and do it.


How to prevent dry mouth while sleeping

If you suffer from dry mouth, you’re not alone. While estimates vary widely, it’s safe to say millions of people experience dry mouth at some point. If you are one of them, you know night time is often the worst, waking up parched, and without relief can be uncomfortable and frustrating. Chew sugar-free gum, or suck on sugar free candies or mints to help increase saliva.

  • Brush with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Use mouth washes, rinses and/or toothpaste designed for dry mouth
  • Use an artificial saliva product, either over-the-counter or prescribed by your doctor or dentist
  • Avoid acidic or spicy foods which can make it worse
  • Limit your alcohol and caffeine intake, especially at night
  • Quit smoking
  • Talk to your doctor about any mouth breathing or snoring

When to know if you need to see a Dentist

If at any point you experience pain or changes in your mouth such as hot and cold sensitivity, aching, or throbbing, this should be an indication that you should see a dentist—especially if pain is affecting your everyday activities. Sometimes the changes in your mouth can affect your ability to sleep, eat, and talk, and that’s a sure sign that something is off and you need to see your dentist. If your denture, bridge, or appliance isn’t fitting as well as it used to.

If you have dentures, a bridge, or an appliance, you should see your dentist if it feels loose or is not fitting as well as it used to. It may be time for an adjustment to help it fit like new again. Your mouth can change over time, and your dentures or other appliances should be regularly checked to ensure they’re still fitting well in your mouth.

 


Did you know what causes bad breath?

Also called halitosis, bad breath can be caused by a number of issues.

Some of the foods we eat can give us temporary bad breath.

  • Garlic, onions, coffee, spicy or fragrant foods can leave your mouth less than fresh. Brush your teeth, chew sugar-free gum, or use mouthwash for a burst of freshness.

  • Like smoking and tobacco use not only cause bad breath, they can create oral cancers, stain teeth and irritate your gums. Consider a tobacco-free lifestyle to reduce the negative effects.

Bad breath can be caused by dental issues such as gum disease or cavities. Crowded teeth or ill-fitting dental appliances can also cause bad breath. See your dentist rule out any oral care issues as a culprit.


What to expect on a Dental check-up

Before your dental check-up, there are some things you should be sure you do especially if this will be your first visit at a new dental office.

  • Gather information about your health history, including medications you are taking and contact information for your most recent doctor and dentist.

  • Request your former dentist to transfer your records to your new provider. Sometimes they will require a form, fax number or email address

  • Let them know if you have health concerns such as pregnancy, diabetes, epilepsy, or special needs, so they can best support you.


What is a Root Canal? How to know?

A root canal is a dental procedure that cleans the inside of a tooth when the pulp in the tooth has become infected.

 This could happen due to:

  • A tooth abscess

  • Needing a crown

  • Severe tooth decay

  • Facial/mouth/tooth trauma

  • Cracked tooth and/or filling

Often a patient will notice tooth pain, extreme temperature sensitivity in the tooth swelling and soreness, and even discoloration in an infected tooth. If you’re experiencing these symptoms – call your dentist, as the pain may be resolved with a root canal.


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