Everyone uses their teeth on a daily basis, but how much do you really know about them? Here are three things you probably didn’t know about your teeth and the ways they are taken care of:
1. Toothbrushes Aren’t as Modern as You’d Think
People often talk about how far dental care has come, especially in the last 100 years. After all, the rate of tooth loss has dropped so dramatically over the last century! The care dental professionals provide may have more to do with it than anything you do at home however; for many people, a daily brushing is all the care their teeth receive barring cavities or accidents. The modern nylon bristled toothbrush has been around since 1938 though, so certainly the drop in tooth loss must be more due to the care dental cosmetic professionals can provide than your daily maintenance.
2. Most Tooth Loss Isn’t Resolved with Tooth Care
Even as far as cosmetic dental surgery has come, though, the cosmetic dentistry costs may not be buying you much better luck at keeping your teeth. Most tooth loss isn’t actually attributable to gum disease or cavities, but rather accidents and fights, at least under the age of 35. This may mean that dental care has come so far to reduce traditional dental risks that fights are now a major player in tooth loss, or it could mean that society as a whole is fighting less often than it did a century ago. Perhaps both are true.
3. Tooth Loss is Easily Addressed
Even though it may be unclear what is causing the decrease in tooth loss over the years, one thing that is abundantly clear is that, even if you lose teeth, it certainly is no tragedy. Modern dental care can provide patients with implants that can last a lifetime if given the proper care and are successful in all but 2% of cases. No matter how you lose teeth, it is by no means permanent. What do you think about dental care today? Read more blogs like this.
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