While you may think a lot about keeping your smile clean, healthy, and even white, you might not set out in a new year with the singular goal of simply keeping your teeth. After all, what could possibly happen if you’re even slightly invested in your dental care that could cause you to experience tooth loss? While this may seem far-fetched, it’s actually more possible than you may realize for your oral health to decline and for you to end up having to part ways with a tooth! Consider some easy steps to take, as our Southlake, TX team makes sure this is not something you need to worry about.
#1: If Your Instincts Tell You Food Is Too Hard, Just Stop
When it comes to the foods you’re eating and the ways you’re treating your smile, we frequently suggest that you trust your instincts. Of course, you would love to ignore warning signs and red flags when they cause you to go against what you really want to do. However, sometimes, your brain tells you, “Hey! This food is probably way too hard for you to bite into!” for a good reason. The reason? Well, because it can break your teeth! In fact, when you damage your teeth too significantly, you can end up requiring dental crowns or you may even lose your teeth. Do yourself a big favor and simply trust yourself instead!
#2: If We Tell You It’s Time For A Restoration, Just Schedule It
Need a restoration? Did you find out you have tooth decay? An infection? A broken tooth? When we tell you it’s time for restorative care, snap to it! Otherwise, a simple problem can quickly grow, progress, severely damage your tooth, and lead to tooth loss!
#3: If We Detect Bruxism, Just Treat It Now
You may think to yourself that once you receive a bruxism disorder diagnosis, you probably have a lot of time to come in to talk more with us about treatment. Unfortunately, if you wait a long time, you will find out that what begins as a seemingly no-big-deal problem can quickly escalate into a functional disorder that causes you a lot of pain, a lot of sensitivity, a ton of frustration, broken or cracked teeth, and even tooth loss! We strongly suggest that you follow up your checkup and diagnosis with immediate bruxism treatment, so you can stay far away from serious consequences.
Keep Your Teeth Safe And Sound
See our team for the preventive care you need and follow through on any and all treatment suggestions and advice, so you may keep your teeth healthy and right where they are for good! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.