As kids, the tooth fairy helped us celebrate the loss of a tooth. No matter how generous the tooth fairy was in those days – from quarters to five-dollar bills – you won’t be getting any money when you start losing your adult teeth. That’s why we find it essential to take care our teeth, even when there’s no money involved. We want to show you exactly why taking care of your teeth is necessary, and how you can do it with only a few minutes out of your day.
The Consequences Of Not Taking Care Of Your Teeth
In a recent study, one out of three Americans ages 50-64 finds the condition of their teeth embarrassing. An even more significant percentage reported tooth pain, eating difficulties and other health problems in the last two years. A major highlight of the study is nearly half of all respondents don’t seek regular cleanings or adequately care for their teeth at home.
Giving yourself time to clean your teeth thoroughly daily is the first step to having them last a lifetime. Not doing so can lead to dire consequences, first of which is tooth decay and rotten teeth. Tooth decay is irreversible, and the only way to solve it is to extract the dying tooth and replace it with a dental implant. Now, dental implants are the number one solution to repairing or restoring a missing tooth, but they don’t solve poor oral health habits. Lax dental care is the leading cause of gingivitis and periodontitis, two diseases that aren’t light on the health of your gums. Some people’s’ cases are so serious; they’re unfit for dental implant candidacy as their gums are just too far gone.
With tooth decay comes embarrassment and lower levels of confidence. An evil smile speaks a thousand words about what kind of person you are. After all, if you’re not going to put the time and effort to take care of your teeth, how do you think other people are going to feel about that?