In conventional dentistry, when a tooth’s structure is compromised by drilling (to repair a cavity), a cascading failure is started which will ultimately end with the death of the tooth. When a tooth that’s been drilled and filled with cracks, dentist would often recommend to their patients an even more expensive, toxic and potentially lethal treatment – known as the root canal treatment.
Dental amalgam (metal silver fillings) is another treatment dentists usually try on their patients. This is considered to be a toxic heavy metal linked scientifically to neurological and kidney problems and infertility. In 1991, the World Health Organization reported that these mercury fillings are the predominant cause for people to be exposed to mercury. So, is your dentist telling you the entire truth?
Sure, taking a trip to the dentist is a great way to deal with any tooth problems that you can’t handle on your own. However, to help prevent frequent trips to the dentist, there are a couple of preventive measures you can try out to help protect your teeth.
Brushing Your Teeth Properly
Perhaps one of the simplest and the most obvious preventive measure you can take when you don’t want to cause harm to your teeth. When you brush your teeth, always position the bristles at a 45 degree angle near the gum line. Both the gum line and the tooth surface should be in contact with the bristles.
Afterwards, brush the outer surfaces of the teeth using a back-and-forth, up-and-down motion, making sure to be done in a gentle manner to avoid bleeding gums. To clean the inside surfaces of the teeth and gums, place the bristles at a 45-degree angle once more and repeat the same motion. Lastly, brush the surfaces of your tongue and your mouth’s root to remove any remaining bacteria.
This will be a big favor to your teeth. One, it saves you from oral cancer and periodontal complications. Two, it’ll save you from the countless ill effects caused by the agents used to mask the smell of tobacco. For instance, if you smoke a cigarette, you may use candies, tea or coffee to conceal your smoky breath, This actually doubles the damage caused.
Flossing Your Teeth
It’s a chore, we know and a lot of times forgetful after brushing if you’re on the rush or heading to bed. However, flossing can help you remove any remaining food particles and other substances that brushing can’t remove. Flossing allows you to reach deep between your teeth where toothbrush bristles can never reach or even mouthwash can’t wash away. It’s recommended that you floss at least once a day.
These are great ways to help keep your teeth healthy and clean. However, regular trips to the dentist is still advisable when you want to have expert advice on how to take care of your teeth. Sure, dental poisoning and other complications from dental treatments may be scary to know about, but think about it this way; your dentist is still the number one expert you can count on when it comes to dental problems.