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Key Tips for Great Oral Health – Excellent Choices Today: Havasu Dentist

We all try to make the best choices to look young and feel our best. There are excellent choices you can make today for your oral health that will keep your smile looking its best and lasting the test of time with consistency. This blog will go over key tips to making those excellent choices for your oral health. 

Brush your teeth at least twice daily.

Brushing your teeth is essential for maintaining good oral health. Morning and evening brushing are the most recommended times for brushing. Brushing after meals or sugary drinks ensures that your teeth have less exposure to bacteria, food, and sugar!

Use a straw for drinks.

Drinking your beverages through a straw helps avoid the surfaces of your teeth. Preventing contact of these drinks to your teeth helps prevent sugar from coating and sticking to your teeth. Doing this also lowers the likelihood of staining your teeth with beverages like coffee and wine.

Floss.

Flossing is the best way to get a full-mouth clean after brushing. Flossing reaches between your teeth and removes trapped food and bacteria that your toothbrush and/or mouthwash cannot reach alone. Colgate explains the importance of flossing here: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/basics/brushing-and-flossing/how-important-is-flossing-0816.

Visit your dentist.

Scheduling biannual visits with your dentist will keep your smile in check.

Avoid using teeth as tools.

Using your teeth as tools causes damage. With the wrong job, you may chip or fracture your tooth! Take the time to use the right tools for the job, such as opening bottle caps and lids, it will save your smile.

Avoid clenching and grinding.

Clenching and grinding cause irreversible damage over time. Clenching may cause teeth to crack, fracture, and chip. Also, your jaw may hurt over time due to the stress. Grinding wears down your teeth over time, actually shortening them! People clench and grind in their sleep, so it’s important to talk to your dentist about a night guard to prevent further damage. Read our blog about night guards and more on our blog: https://www.serenityhavasu.com/uncategorized/night-guards-for-teeth-grinding/

Maintain a good routine!

With anything, consistency is KEY to having a healthy smile!

Facts About Dental Implants: Havasu Dentist

Implants are the most popular dental restorations that offer a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Compared to others treatments, such as fillings, crowns, and root canals, implants last the longest. Below are FACTS about dental implants. 
  • Our implants are titanium

    • Our Serenity Dental implants are titanium, which binds to your bone through a process called “osseointegration.” Titanium is the best material for dental implants and is a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth or securing loose dentures.
  • Implants stimulate your bone

    • Stimulating your jaw bones prevents noticeable aging effects more than other products and services. Dental implants keep your bone stimulated so it does not die or decrease with missing teeth or as you age. Looks of a “sunken face,” or smaller jawline appear because of lack of bone to fill the face. You can learn more about facial aging at https://www.livescience.com/35332-face-bones-aging-110104.html.
  • Implants are delivered to you in 3 unique components:

  • Implants secure dentures

    • If you already have dentures or have treatment pending for dentures, implants placed on both the upper and lower arches of your mouth to secure them in place! Also, implant-retained dentures improve the taste delicious foods because the roof of your mouth is exposed.
  • Over 3 million people have dental implants in the US

  • Implants are the closest restoration to a natural tooth

    • Implants stimulate bone just like your natural tooth root does – implants feel like the closest match to a natural tooth.Prepping and planning is necessary with your implant procedure. Your dentist will require a medical background and a CT scan of your jawbones to ensure that implants are possible for you.

Visit https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-implants#1 for the benefits and insurance information on dental implants.

Read our blog https://www.serenityhavasu.com/oral-health/dentures-and-implants-ways-to-restore-your-smile/for more posts about dental implants!

Dentures and Implants – Ways to Restore Your Smile: Havasu Dentist

Dentures and implants are excellent solutions for restoring a confident smile. Full dentures are removable upper and lower arch appliances that fit around your jaw bones. Negative pressure from breath stabilizes your dentures. Also, patients with full dentures can also use dental glue to keep their dentures in place. Full dentures are an easy way to restore your smile.

Partial dentures restore smaller areas of the mouth that full dentures. They flawlessly replace missing teeth around your natural teeth.

Implants give you a permanent solution to restoring or replacing a missing tooth. Through their design, our titanium implants bind to your available jaw bone, just like the root of a natural tooth. Implants are placed in a specific sequence:

  1. the implant placement
  2. the healing abutment (button) placement
  3. final crown placement

One missing tooth is replaceable by one implant. If you have full dentures, 2-4 implants can be placed on your upper and lower arch to secure them in place.

Want to know more about dental implants? Read about dental implants at: https://www.aaid-implant.org/dental-implants/what-are-dental-implants/ 

Dentures and implants give you functionality back where you may be missing teeth. Visit us today to get your dental implant journey started!

Check out our blog https://www.serenityhavasu.com/dental-procedure/when-teeth-are-lost-bone-is-lost/ on bone health and function after losing teeth.