Effects Neglecting Your Teeth Can Have On You
All of our great dentists in Parramatta Dental Avenue recommend dental check-ups at least twice a year. It’s especially crucial for kids to get checked before they start school because it’s vital to spot potential problems with their incoming permanent teeth.
Below are a few of the factors that can be affected due to neglecting your teeth.
1. Decreased self-esteem
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. Our top Parramatta dentist emphasises brushing twice a day and flossing twice a day. If twice a day flossing isn’t practical then at least do it once a day, just before bed.
If you don’t, your teeth may stain, and you may develop chronic bad breath, which means you won’t smile as often as you’d like. You may become self-conscious, lowering your own sense of self-worth. All this can be fixed by brightening your smile through daily dental care.
2. Spacing issues
Many teenagers end up seeking braces or having ‘crooked teeth’ removed. Wisdom tooth impaction and extraction are common tooth problems as well, and these all result from inadequate spacing. When your jaw can’t accommodate all of your teeth, they won’t fit, so they crowd together out of alignment.
Then when your later molars erupt, they still can’t fit, and as a result might get impacted and have to be taken out.
3. Expensive tooth loss
Problems with spacing can sometimes lead to healthy teeth being extracted. Other times, your dentist takes out your teeth because they’ve rotted beyond repair.
Depending on how many cavities you have, you might need implants or bridges, which cost way more than a single seal or filling. Cavities can’t be eliminated entirely, but if you take good care of your teeth, you’ll have one or two holes, as opposed to needing a whole new set of teeth.
4. Dietary problems
Sometimes, we eat imbalanced diets because healthy food costs more. It also takes longer to prepare, so we opt for quicker, more convenient junk food. Other times, we avoid foods that are good for us simply because we can’t consume them comfortably.
For example, if you have gum disease or if your teeth are loose and shaky, you’ll probably avoid chewy food. Or if you’re teeth are sensitive, you may avoid acidic dishes like fresh fruit juice (especially if it’s citrusy). Avoiding those foods may lead to nutrient deficiency.
To learn more about the harmful effects of neglecting your teeth, call Dental Avenue Parramatta on 1300 315 540 and book your appointment today.