While dealing with poor habits can do a tremendous amount to improve oral health and protect beautiful smiles, modern dentistry can also help repair or limit the damage that may result from a number of factors, including poor habits. These include:
Teeth Whitening: While some home teeth whitening techniques can actually weaken teeth, the right kind of teeth whitening can remove stains caused by certain drinks and snacks, and enable a smile that is both gorgeous and healthy. Such techniques as Zoom! Laser Teeth Whitening can make a huge difference. The clinic adds that teeth that need a little more help to look their best can be improved through the use of porcelain veneers, helping to create a smile that is as bright as it is healthy.
Restorative Dentistry – Of course, dental problems often go deeper than the color of teeth, and they may need to be restored to their original, healthy state. Most of us are familiar with the most common techniques of preserving the structures of a tooth, such as fillings for cavities and root canals, but teeth that have to be removed should also be replaced as quickly as possible. While some patients still opt for dentures and bridges, missing teeth can best be replaced with the use of dental implants. In fact, in more advanced cases, all-on-four dental implants can now replace an entire row of teeth with a single minor surgical procedure, says the clinic.
Periodontal Care – One of the most common problems that arise when preventive dental care efforts falter are gingivitis and more advanced gum issues. When gums start to appear red or swollen, or begin to bleed or bad breath (halitosis) becomes chronic, these are signs that immediate steps need to be taken to ensure the health of the gums, before more serious issues threaten the health of the teeth and increase the risks of such serious health risks as heart disease and strokes. The dental clinic notes that deep cleanings and other techniques can deal with gingivitis and gum disease, preventing tooth loss, defeating bad breath, and preventing serious health threats.