Two Dental Problems That May Mean You Need A Visit To A Cosmetic Dentist

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If you are like many people, you might think that cosmetic dentists are only for people who want their teeth to be whiter. You might not realize that there are some dental problems that make cosmetic dentistry necessary if you want to avoid further oral trouble. Here are just some of the things that could happen to your teeth which could mean you need to see a cosmetic dentist right away.

Breaking a Tooth

If you have chipped or broken one of your teeth while playing a sport or engaging in another activity, if the break is not near the root and it isn't one of your front teeth, you may be tempted to ignore it. However, the broken part of your tooth may start to dig into your gums and feel sharper and sharper, causing you varying levels of discomfort.

Not only that, but you may experience further degradation of the tooth until the root nerve is exposed. If that happens, you may experience a high level of pain if bacteria is able to settle into the root; you could end up needing a root canal. Going to a cosmetic dentist to apply a porcelain veneer to the broken tooth could be a wise choice if you don't want that to happen. 

Missing Teeth

If you've had a tooth extracted and there is a gap in your mouth where it used to be, you might not worry about it very much. Unlike a broken tooth, there is nothing there to irritate the gums or cause you any discomfort.

However, what you don't know is that all of your teeth are aligned in your mouth, and when a tooth is removed, the teeth next to it may start to shift slightly; ultimately that could affect your entire mouth. In fact, losing one of your back teeth could even lead to a change in your appearance due to a reduction in facial height.

A visit to the cosmetic dentist for a dental implant can help you avoid all of this trouble. The implant is put into your mouth and looks and acts like one of your own teeth, keeping the rest of your teeth properly aligned and in good shape.

These are some reasons that a trip to a cosmetic dentist could be beneficial for your dental health and help you with certain problems you may have. For more information, contact a cosmetic dentist in your area.


11 February 2016

Fluoride: Why I Drink Tap Water

When the bottled water craze began, I jumped on the bandwagon with everyone else who was drinking water from bottles instead of from the tap. I wasn't sure why bottled water was healthier, but I liked the taste. When I went for my next dental check-up, I had my first cavity in a while, so I had it filled and didn't think much of it. Well, I had two more during my next check-up after that, and I began trying to think of why my teeth were suddenly going bad. The only change in my habits was the switch to bottled water, so I made the switch back to tap water and my teeth began to improve. I created this blog to encourage others who have begun getting cavities suddenly to look into their changes in habits. They may find they made a change similar to mine.