Keeping your teeth young
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Keeping your teeth young

As we get older suddenly we realised many things we didn't appreciate about being young - being fit, having smooth skin and having all your own teeth. As our loose teeth (and bridges) struggle to deal with chewier food we start eating bland mush and, there is no easy way to say this, OLD PEOPLE FOOD. I'm determined not to let that happen to me and I'm doing everything I can to keep my own teeth as long as possible, and when that's not possible to get the best possible teeth replacement. If you are like me and want to keep on eating whatever you want, I think you'll like my site. It's all about dental health and teeth replacement & maintenance.

Keeping your teeth young

Why Replacing Your Teeth Is Very Important

Mabel Hicks

The health of your mouth is extremely important; otherwise, your whole body may become affected. Without your teeth, you cannot talk well, bite or choose the food you desire to eat. Consequently, you may develop psychological, social and nutritional complications. Furthermore, when you lose your tooth, you strain the remaining teeth, which can result in tooth damage due to premature wear and tear. In addition, it can cause changes in your bite, which in turn, causes jaw pain and headaches. Other than eating, teeth help to preserve and safeguard your bone structure, improve your appearance and promote health. If you start to experience complications with your teeth, your periodontist will prescribe the best treatment option and determine if you need dental implants.

Here is what you will experience if you lose your teeth:

Difficult eating and speaking

Depending on the number of teeth you may have lost, activities such as speaking and eating may be compromised. You may find it hard to pronounce some words, but it may also be hard for you to chew foods such as apple and nuts.

Losing your bones

All your bones have to maintain their density to be stimulated. Generally, bones change when force is exerted on them. Doing weight-related exercises can improve the strength of your bone tissue, hence preventing you from getting osteoporosis. The teeth are the ones that actually stimulate the jaw bones.

Damaged teeth

When some of your teeth fall, the remaining ones experience a lot of pressure when you chew, and this may force them to lean on one direction.

Repairing and replacing teeth

Temporary denture

Fitting a temporary denture provides a short-term solution; this is because it flips out easily. This option is only used when you are planning to restore your teeth in the future with an implant or by bridging.


A dentist will consider a bridge if you have teeth remaining on both sides of the missing teeth. The best thing with a bridge is that it stays in the mouth and doesn't fall. Normally, your dental specialist will trim the teeth from both sides of the missing tooth or teeth and connect them. Floss threaders are usually used to bridge teeth.

Dental implant

This is by far the best solution for replacing a missing tooth. The implant looks exactly like normal teeth and functions the same way a normal tooth does. You can brush it and chew with it, plus it gives you the best smile ever. Once the implant is placed in the mouth, an abutment is placed and then cemented.