Aging is a side effect of living a long, full life. Even the most unpleasant effects are resultant of a gift that generations of human beings were never given. As a result, modern medicine is still working to fully understand the processes that our body goes through during our life cycle. In the meantime, we can use the common side effects of dental aging to prevent further complications with healthy teeth.
If you travel a lot for work, you know the struggle of trying to maintain appropriate hygiene. Especially while being confined to a small space for hours, even days on end. Even if you aren’t a trucker or a flight attendant, that occasional business trip or destination wedding may leave you wondering how to properly care for your teeth. It’s not easy when you’re thousands of miles from the comfort of your own bathroom sink. Fortunately, there are a few travel hygiene tips you can take into consideration.
Getting a cavity will likely happen at some point in everyone’s life. Cavities are tiny holes or openings that form on a decayed area of your tooth. They occur when bacteria builds up on your teeth and turns into plaque. The acids in plaque de-mineralize your enamel, which is made up of calcium and phosphate, thus causing the tooth to decay and form a cavity. There are three main types of cavities: those that occur on the smooth side of your teeth, fissure/pit cavities that form on the chewing surface, and root cavities that form on the roots. What can you do for cavity prevention?
Dentures are a very viable option for missing teeth that some may need at a point in their lives. Whether your teeth have gone missing due to tooth decay, old age, or an accident, dentures can really save the quality of your life. Having a missing tooth can greatly decrease a person’s confidence. Walking through life with little confidence often brings more depression and dullness. Many people go years living this way before committing to dentures because they worry about the cost. However, most dental insurances have a restorative coverage option. Let’s take a closer look at dental insurance for dentures.