Many people are embarrassed to smile because they have bad teeth. Perhaps some are missing due to dental decay, or they may have teeth which have grown incorrectly and need to be corrected. Fortunately, with these dental treatments, their teeth can be repaired which can help them regain enough confidence to smile again.
If your gums are red, swollen or bleed when you brush your teeth, then you could have periodontal disease. Your dentist may do a gross debridement cleaning or deep cleaning to treat this gum disease. If left untreated, it will cause tooth decay and tooth loss, but it could cause bone loss as well. Fortunately, deep cleanings can prevent bone loss by getting rid of plague at the gum level, which causes periodontal disease.
Sometimes teeth can grow in crooked because there isn’t room in the jaw for them to grow in correctly. Crooked teeth can make chewing difficult as well as lead to tooth decay as food particles can become easily trapped between teeth. Extracting a tooth or two may be necessary to give them room to spread out, grow, and become properly aligned.
If you’re missing a tooth due to decay or an accident, it can be replaced by a dental implant. An open space in the mouth can eventually cause teeth to shift and tilt if they are not being supported by other teeth. A dental implant will prevent this from happening, and since its appearance is life-like, no one will know it isn’t a real tooth unless you tell them.
Sometimes a tooth can be weakened due to an accident that fractures or breaks it, but it can usually be saved. However, to prevent any more damage to it, a dentist may recommend a crown to cover it so you don’t chew on the tooth and risk further breakage. When you have been in an accident and break or fracture a tooth, you need to visit a dentist in Singapore to save it or place a crown on it.
The foods we eat and drink can cause teeth to become dull and stained. Fortunately, whitening treatments can brighten teeth by bleaching them to remove stains from wine, berries, coffee, black teas, and sodas. After your teeth have been whitened, you can maintain them by rinsing your mouth with water or brushing them after eating or drinking foods which causes stains.
It isn’t only children who are getting braces to straighten their teeth; more adults are doing so as well. While many people who have tooth or jaw alignment problems will opt for traditional metal braces, adults who need more minor tooth corrections will purchase clear plastic aligners. These aligners will help straighten teeth in a manner of months instead of years and they can be taken out at night to sleep more comfortably.
If you’re embarrassed by your teeth, visit a dentist who will assess them and recommend treatments so you can feel confident about smiling proudly again.