Experience may be the best teacher, but if someone who has been able to experience a lot imparts wisdom onto you, take it and learn from it! Sometimes lessons need to be learned the hard way, but for the most part there’s no need to go down a dark path that someone has already gone down. Learn from the mistakes of others so you can live a better life.
When it comes to your oral care, the same rules apply. The pitfalls of poor dental health are constantly visualized in dental offices as a way to persuade people to make sure they put dental health at the top of their priority list. “In adults, effective plaque control involves regular brushing, flossing and professional care. This prevents a) dental decay and b) periodontal disease which are the two main preventable causes of adult tooth loss. Tooth loss due to accidental injury can of course not be prevented. Implant dentistry to replace teeth that are missing or unrestorable has become very popular, but shouldn’t in fact be necessary if teeth are looked after properly. A good dentist will restore (not fill) a decayed tooth with the appropriate restorative material. A restored tooth should last for many years unless there is an iatrogenic (caused by the dentist) problem, which can happen if a cavity is not treated correctly the first time. When a tooth has to be repaired repeatedly, it starts a downward spiral and the tooth’s chances of survival become severely limited.”
Make sure to always properly maintain your teeth and visit your Ottawa dentist regularly to ensure you avoid any potential dental pitfalls.