There are those things you simply assume will happen to your oral health simply by observing the world around you. Perhaps you guess through observation that everyone will end up with a cavity at some point. Maybe you assume as you look around that tooth loss is inevitable and that it’s problem going to happen when you’re older. While there may be patterns that you notice, our Livonia, MI team reminds you that you can very easily keep your smile healthy and safe for the entirety of your time here in this world (and some issues that seem common may not impact you in the least!).
You hear that most people will experience tooth decay in life at least once. As a result, you figure it will happen to you, too, even if you take great care of your oral health. We understand that you may figure that cavities are inescapable but they are, in fact, not! We remind you that when you take absolutely extraordinary care of your smile, being very mindful of consistent plaque removal, it’s possible to make it throughout a lifetime without the need for a filling.
#2: Wisdom Tooth Problems
While most of the individuals you are friends with or are related to may have a wisdom tooth removal story, this doesn’t mean that every single person on the planet is going to have problematic third molars. Is it extremely common? Yes. Do many people elect to have these teeth removed just to prevent any possible (and common) complications, even if teeth are growing in healthily? Again, the answer is yes! However, it’s also possible to have healthy wisdom teeth, to care for them, and to have no problems at all.
#3: Tooth Loss
Tooth loss doesn’t come with age. It’s simply the result of poor dental hygiene and complications that stem from oral diseases (like tooth decay, infection, and gum disease) or the result of accidents. Care for your smile!
#4: Dry Mouth
You might think that eventually, you just won’t have sufficient moisture in your mouth! It’s possible that you will end up with dry mouth but it is also completely possible to go through your life without it. We remind you to remember that a lack of saliva can be from dehydration, from congestion, and even from the side effective of certain medications! When you keep your body and mouth healthy and pay close attention to daily choices, you may be able to protect this aspect of your oral health.
Protect Your Oral Health With New Knowledge
See us to gain a clearer and sharper perspective on what the future may hold for your oral health. Consider a new outlook and you will quickly find that there are many ways to enjoy a completely healthy smile. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.