Ever missed brushing your teeth? The good news is that it’s not a crime and it would not cause you to lose a tooth the next day. However, you will be held liable for the ugly consequences. These little incidents of negligence can become a habit and a treacherous one at that; one day you will wake up with severe dental problems ready to ruin your smile. If you would slack off some more, you could totally lose that smile.
Many of us will never understand the importance of proper oral care until a really painful toothache strikes or our face puffs up due to infection. Thanks to the availability of antibiotics, the infection won’t probably lead to death. Dental diseases may not kill you but don’t expect it to make you stronger either. On the contrary, it can aggravate other health conditions like diabetes, lung disease and heart ailment due to bacteremia.
Your immune system is also at risk because gums are connected with your bloodstream. Perhaps the only silver lining when your health is already threatened by dental disease is that it can wake you up from a slumber of neglect. Now you have all the reasons and resolve to actively pursue the good habits. Sometimes an episode of pain is just what we need to put our act together and this is true with dental problems.
Getting back on track is a lot easier if you can partner with your dentist. He or she can recommend procedures to remedy the problem and keep your habits in check. No doubt that your Houston dentistry expert is the best person to consult when you’re ready to make amends with your teeth and gums but keep in mind that you are the only one who can truly help yourself if you want to stay cavity-free.
Call us at (713) 807-9877 or use the button below to Ask a Question or Schedule Your Appointment to have Dr. Jonathan Penchas or one of his expert staff examine your teeth.