Human teeth mechanically break down the food items by cutting and crushing them. Humans usually have 32 teeth in all and are of four types incisors, canines, premolars, molars, and wisdom teeth. We receive two sets of teeth in our entire lifetime, whereas some animals like dolphins get one set and others multiple. So the question here arises how do we take care of our teeth?
The answer to this question is to brush your teeth twice a day. But, let’s be realistic, we humans have tendencies to forget or skip brushing twice during stressful times. As the wheel of time goes and goes around, we enter into a very hectic schedule, leaning more on soft drinks, caffeinated drinks, sweets, and desserts in our diets, causing the problem of cavities and dental damage. There goes a saying, “Prevention is better than Cure”, so despite taking into the amount of these unhealthy drinks and sweets, what else we all can do is have regular dental checkups.
Cavity And Its Cure
Now how frequently we should have a visit to our London dentist and save our precious teeth. To answer that, let’s see what a cavity is. A cavity is a hole developed in a tooth due to tooth decay and is formed when the acid in the mouth wears down the enamel(outer layer of the teeth). Cavities can be filled with a metal mixture consisting of liquid (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy of silver, tin, and copper to cure them. It is also referred to as dental amalgam.
Need For Filling
How can one tell when the need for dental filling is? The answer to this question is that only a dentist can tell when there is a need for a filling. Unfortunately, few signs point out your pending trip to the London dentist. These can be a pain in the tooth (throbbing or sharp), tooth sensitivity, usually loud tinkling in the tooth while having hot or cold food, a visible hole in the tooth, or a black mark indicating a tooth worm, or it could be the jagged feeling in the tooth when rubbing your tongue over it.
These symptoms can lead to a second cavity before long, and decay will widen and deepen, can cause swelling around the jaw area, making you more prone to brittle teeth, the possibility of breaking and cracking of teeth leading to bad oral health and poor digestive system. So basically, the rule of thumb says a trip to the dentist should occur every six months to maintain natural oral health.
Multiple dental insurance companies cover two checkups per year, and as per this frequency, dental professionals catch problems while they’re still small and affordable to treat.
“Nothing shakes the smiling heart”, and for that dazzling smile of yours, you need a beautiful pearl-like set of teeth that could only be possible if one has a biannual trip to your dentist.