According to the Mayo Clinic, the state of your oral health provides a window into your overall health. From how well your mouth copes with the natural bacteria that is present to the linkage between bacteria and periodontitis inflammation, your oral health is an important indicator to how susceptible you may be to disease and infection.
Thankfully, dental care has advanced in recent years providing you the power to improve your dental care and, in turn, boost your oral health to protect your body. Good health leads you to feel better and good oral health will encourage you to smile more and increase your confidence.
When it comes to dental care, advancements include both new approaches and some tried-and-true methods. Let’s take a look at the ways you can incorporate good dental care to help improve you, and your family’s, quality of life.
While it used to be the only option for people with missing teeth who wear dentures,that has all changed. Dental implants are available to replace an actual tooth root while also providing a natural, strong replacement tooth for your smile. Dental implant treatment has revolutionized how people can improve the look of a smile with a permanent replacement that looks, feels, and functions like a real tooth.
In the past, whitening teeth was a near impossible task and for the solutions that were explored, like ground pumice stone and vinegar, the results were subpar and risked causing damage to the enamel of teeth. Those days are over! You can now receive professional whitening at a dentist office with results that produce a long-lasting, brighter, more beautiful smile. While professional results are the best quality available, at-home whitening kits are also available to whiten at home.
Invisalign® Straighteners and Clear Braces
There was a time when patients had no alternative for straighter teeth than metal bands, metal posts, rubber bands, and headgear. Thankfully, advances in teeth straightening are not only less painful but it’s much less noticeable, too. Invisalign® straighteners and clear braces remove the metal and provide good results with almost invisible braces! It’s now common to see adults wearing clear braces along with teens!
While traditional X-rays have come a long way in terms of safety and improved visibility of teeth and the jaw, digital X-rays really changed the game! Digital X-ray technology uses about 70% less radiation than traditional film X-rays, which reduces exposure and makes the X-ray process faster. Even better, digital X-rays offer considerably more detailed viewing of the teeth and jaw bone than ever before. Digital X-rays can also be emailed or sent to other provides, like an orthodontist, quickly to improve a patient’s overall care.
While there certainly have been advancements in dental care over the years, nothing beats the tried-and-tested advice to brush your teeth twice each day, floss daily, and regularly visit your dentist! Call North Boulder Dental at (303) 447-1042 or contact us to set up your next cleaning and checkup appointment!