From Toothbrush To Tooth Loss: What’s The Connection?

You may find that you’re wondering how you got here, to the point in your life in which you are dealing with missing teeth and now you’re spending a lot of energy thinking about dental implants. We understand! This is a very common tale! In some cases, unavoidable accidents happen, leading to dislodged teeth. In others, you can often trace the results all the way back to your toothbrush, the dental care you should have been practicing (but weren’t exactly doing a stellar job with), and details surrounding dental hygiene and other essential smile protection tasks. By reviewing the connection with our Rohnert Park, CA team, you can simply move forward, as you confidently replace your teeth, and feel certain about how to protect your smile!

When You’re Not Brushing (Or Flossing)

Let’s begin at the beginning with what you probably think of as the most basic form of smile protection. Fundamental to a healthy smile, it’s brushing your teeth! Add in your daily flossing and you’ve got your formula for effective oral health protection through dental hygiene. However, if there was a point in time during which you weren’t brushing (or you weren’t brushing effectively twice daily every day) and/or you weren’t flossing consistently, you likely developed a smile problem. Remember that even a small untreated cavity or untreated gingivitis can ultimately result in tooth loss (and a need for dental implants).

When You’re Avoiding Checkups And Cleanings, Too

Patients frequently overlook the fact that tartar will still inevitably develop, even with good home care. Even a tiny bit is normal and it’s enough to encourage problems like the aforementioned decay and gum disease. When you’re on top of seeing your general dentist for cleanings and checkups, tartar is removed, problems are identified early, and you can very easily maintain a healthy smile, as you avoid the path that leads toward a need for dental implants!

When It’s Time For Tooth Replacement

Don’t worry. We are here to replace your missing teeth with beautiful results, so you can get back to a complete smile, revamp some excellent habits, and enjoy your grin again! Remember, it is never too late to get back into consistent daily and long-term dental care. So, whether you’re pre or post tooth loss, the time to wield that toothbrush, use that floss, and keep up with prevention is right now and it’s something to continue doing forever!

Keep Your Smile In Wonderful Condition 

Remember that we can help you regain your once healthy, complete smile by offering dental implants, supportive services, and a lot of helpful advice! Get in touch with us soon for everything your smile needs! Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.