What's a Tooth Worth

What's a Tooth Worth

Posted by Covington Dentistry on Dec 12 2016, 12:12 PM

Each tooth is worth more than a diamond. It holds a benefits package that enables one to express feelings, eat, drink and speak clearly. Each tooth plays its role differently in chewing food and making it easy to digest. 

Healthy Teeth for Overall Health

We should find time to take care of our oral health regularly. This will be a great investment in the future to maintain healthy strong teeth for enjoying our favorite food. 

The performance of healthy teeth goes far beyond a celebrity smile. Here are some benefits of better oral health:

  • Reduces the risk for oral cancer
  • Reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Saves money 
  • Improves confidence
  • Freshens breath
  • Reduces tooth decay
  • Better respiratory health

A well-balanced diet with calcium- and phosphorus-rich foods promotes healthy teeth and gums for optimum oral health.

Take Care of Your Teeth for Healthy Smiles

Proper dental care should begin when the first tooth erupts from the gumline. There are no age restrictions in starting to care for our teeth. Parents should teach their children about the importance of regular oral practice from an early stage. 

Here are a few tips to keep your teeth strong and healthy:

  • Limit the intake of sugar
  • Floss everyday
  • Brush twice a day with proper tooth brushing techniques
  • Schedule regular dental cleaning every six months
  • Use antiseptic mouthwash
  • Avoid smoking and tobacco use
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste

Why Dental Checkups Are Important

Teeth are the first wall of defense in the protection against any respiratory infections that enter into the mouth. Our oral health is a strong pillar for our overall well-being. Hence, it is essential to have a regular dental checkup every six months. Good oral hygiene practices in line with regular dental checkups keep our teeth strong and healthy.

During a dental checkup, the dentist examines oral health looking for trouble areas if any. The dentist may remove the plaque which may turn into tooth decay and clean your teeth. The regular dental visit indicates the detection of oral cancers and periodontal disease. If you skip a regular dental visit over a silly excuse, you are inviting dental issues.

If you’re looking for a healthy and confident smile, schedule a regular dental visit at Covington Signature Dentistry, 27121 174th Place SE, Suite 202, Covington, WA 98042. Call us at (253) 638-9955 for appointments.

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