Of course, nobody ever strives to experience tooth loss. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it is quite common and can affect anyone! From accidental injuries to progressive oral illnesses, the causes of missing teeth span quite the spectrum (but that doesn’t mean you cannot prevent the loss of your teeth). As a matter of fact, keeping your teeth intact and in place is often easier than you might think. Our helpful strategies will keep your smile safe and sound.
Strategy: Don’t Mess Around With Dental Care
You might think that your healthy teeth can withstand quite a lot and that the idea of tooth loss is something that could not possibly happen to you. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. Even young smiles, if they receive little to no care, can end up with tooth decay, infections, and then the loss of teeth that could have been prevented. Instead of messing around with dental care, stick to the following steps to protect your smile:
- Brush every day, twice a day, with a soft-bristle brush and nonabrasive toothpaste
- Floss every day at least once, ensuring you perform a thorough job
- Schedule your checkups and dental cleanings with us twice annually without skipping a visit
Strategy: Wear A Sports Mouthguard When Active
Whether you’re working out by yourself, rollerblading, taking part in team sports, or are participating in any other activity in which you wouldn’t be surprised to incur a strong impact to the mouth, do one thing: Wear a sports mouthguard. When an unexpected (but not completely surprising) impact occurs, the guard will absorb the shock, so your tooth doesn’t have to. This can offer some serious protection against tooth loss that occurs due to accidentally broken or dislodged teeth.