You may call it what you wish. The natural aging process. Wear and tear. The effects of daily smile use. No matter the way you refer to it, the truth is that your teeth cannot remain in exceptional, exquisite shape on their own. You use them for some seriously heavy function, from tearing apart foods when you eat to repeated contact with one another as you talk. Since the suggestion of a vow of silence and a liquid diet are not at all plausible (or necessarily a good idea!) we suggest you learn about how to protect your oral health, so you don’t have to sacrifice your needs.
Quiz: True or False?
- True or False: Wear and tear is a real issue that can affect both the health of your smile and the way that it looks.
- True or False: It is entirely possible to keep your oral health safe and your smile looking just fine by inhibiting wear and tear with preventive dentistry at home and at our practice.
- True or False: If you didn’t rely on preventive care to maintain a lovely smile, there are some things you can do to fix damage that’s been done.
- True. When erosion or chipping go unchecked, they can injure both the way your smile looks and your smile’s health, too.
- True. Yep, like most issues with your smile, prevention goes a long way in this case. You can keep your smile looking good and keep your oral health in wonderful condition by keeping up with cleanings and checkups, agreeing to any suggested treatments, and doing your brushing-and-flossing thing as suggested.
- True. Of course, we can repair damage if it has already occurred. Whether you need cosmetic dentistry (like whitening) or more serious protection (like a porcelain crown), we are here to restore your smile.