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Avoiding Dentures and Costly Dental Implants: Preparing for a Good Retired Set of Teeth

Oral care and hygiene marketing is, we believe, a big reason our teeth have so many problems and the reason we believe so many falsehoods about what to do to stay healthy. When you think about all of the oral care commercials you see on television do you notice that most of them are about getting your teeth completely white? Another typical marketing technique is to tell people that all of the bacteria in a person’s mouth is bad. You will see, by reading this article, that marketing will often lead you down a bad path so you need to learn the real truth about properly caring for your teeth and gums.

Don’t Be Scared of Germs

Some believe that they have to completely sterilize their mouths if they want to practice proper gum and tooth care. This is 100% false and if you use some products for too long, they can cause a bunch of other problems. Your mouth has both desirable and undesirable bacteria in it–the desirable bacteria has an important role to play. You start the digestive process of your food when you chew your food. Brushing your teeth twice a day is important but don’t use a mouth wash that is too strong or harsh. If you are a sufferer of bad breath or halitosis, this is an obvious sign of other problems. Make sure you mention the problem to your dentist and let them tell you how to fix it.

The real standard recommendation for flossing these days is to use the kind that is not wax coated. There are, however, some advantages to using waxed floss especially if you have very little space. Wax coating, though (it can be argued), increases the diameter of the floss. You can also buy wax that has a smaller diameter if you’d like to have thinner wax for between your teeth. As with all of the other things, you might want to try out a few selections to figure out which kind works the best for you. Also, flossing in a harsh manner can cause quite a lot of damage.

Whiter Does Not Mean Brighter

There are many countries that are obsessed with having absolutely white teeth. First of all, 100% white teeth aren’t actually normal or natural. The fact–that is backed up by qualified dentists–is that white teeth is nothing more than marketing. You should also realize there are dangers to using tooth whitening products. The primary ingredient used in these products is hydrogen peroxide which is, basically, just bleach. Each time you use it you are chemically attacking the natural dentin or enamel covering on your teeth. This means that you need to take care that you don’t cause sensitivity or make yourself prone to tooth decay a dentist will have to remove.

Dental Group Technology Advancements

We are fortunate in that teeth care technology has come as far as it has in the past ten years or so. Once in a while you will find out about new breakthroughs with oral care products. All Western countries have high level investigation and research activities designed to improve our dental industry. Most of the time cavities are from poor oral hygiene and eating too much sugars, etc.

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