Good Oral Habits
 

Why should you Change your Oral Habits?

Poor hygiene means lots of plaque; plaque is millions of bacteria which can lead to…


Both of these lead to bad breath which can cause:

  • Confidence issues
  • Difficulty socialising
  • Intimacy problems
  • Problems with your partner
  • Connection problems with your kids
  • You becoming very self conscious
  • People avoiding being near you.

Decay and gum disease themselves have consequences and you can unknowingly find yourself locked into an expensive and uncomfortable downward spiral over many years. Surely it makes sense to get into some good habits now and ensure a healthy mouth and teeth free from pain and embarrassment for the rest of your life. Ask anyone who wears dentures. No seriously, ask anyone you know who wears dentures, perhaps an elderly relative just how they feel about their teeth, what they used to do, what happened to them, and what they would have done differently if they got another chance.

Below we will show you the treatment cycles of decay and gum disease you can find yourself getting caught up in, if you don't take active steps to prevent these diseases. The further into these cycles you get, the more slippery the slope. Yes, at any point you can take charge and get things under control, but the more treatment you have had done, the more potential there is for things to go wrong- it is important to remember that. So when is the easiest time to break these cycles... the answer is NOW!

Whether you have no dental work or a mouth full of every type of restoration known to mankind, the fact is that you are in the best position you are ever going be in (because we can't go back in time) to start looking after things properly.

Dental Caries Cycle

Dental caries can lead to :

Toothache
Sensitivity
Cavities
Pain
Earache
Difficulty sleeping
Dental abcesses.

Which may lead to :

Fillings
Crowns
Root canal treatment
Extractions.

This leads to:

Missing teeth
Problems chewing
Movement of other teeth.

Which may lead to more treatment:

Bridges
Crowns
Dentures
Implants.

Which means:

Time off work
Lost money
Expensive treatment
Inconvenience
Repeated trips to the dentist
Injections, being numb
Drilling.

And this makes more treatment likely in the future which means more:

Toothache
Sensitivity
Cavities
Pain
Earache
Difficulty sleeping.

This leads to further :

Fillings
Crowns
Root canal treatment
Extraction.

And:

Bridges
Crowns
Dentures
Implants.


Which means, even more:

Time off work
Lost money
Expensive treatment Inconvience
Repeated trips to the dentist
Injections, being numb
Drilling.

And so the cycle continues... Until 'YOU' break it

Gingivitis (Gum Disease) Cycle

Gum disease can lead to :

Pain
Soreness
Bleeding
Swollen gums
Loose teeth
Difficulty eating
Deep cleaning
Bad breath
Sensitivity
Gum recession
Gum abcesses.

This leads to :

More regular cleanings
Periodontal treatment
Extractions
Missing teeth

Which can cause:

Problems chewing
Movement of other teeth.

And the need for more treatment:

Bridges
Crowns
Dentures
Implants.


Which means, more:

Time off work
Lost money
Expensive treatment Inconvience
Repeated trips to the dentist
Injections, being numb



If that isn't enough, gum disease has recently been itimately linked with other general health issues and has been identified as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.