Most adults usually have a pretty solid dental hygiene routine in place. After all, adults have spent their lives perfecting their own routine and teaching their kids. The problem with doing something all of your life is that you get comfortable doing it in addition to the shortcuts that may have developed over the years. Well, now is the time to go over the checklist to make sure you’re not missing any important steps and thereby setting yourself for late in life tooth decay.
Sally: Yes. Weston Price was actually a dentist and he had this idea of going around the world and looking at healthy people and finding out what they actually ate. The way he determined whether a population was healthy was he looked at their teeth. It’s a very accurate and easy way to see what their general level of health was. He looked in their mouth, he counted cavities and he also looked for what he called “dental deformities,” that would be crowded or bruxism causes. He found 14 population groups that had excellent dental health, that is virtually no cavities and every member of the society had broad faces and naturally straight teeth. This told him that they were healthy and that their bodies had been formed properly.
Remember you don’t need to choose the earliest dentist for you to find. If you are not very pleased with them in anyway, keep on looking. Eventually it is undoubtedly a right dentist for you plus your smile.
Lastly, you can check out your health plans. If it is not yours, maybe your spouse has dental insurance which you can use especially if are having a jaw surgery prior to putting that adult braces on. Generally, many dental health plans do offer some type of coverage for braces – even for adults! This doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a free ride – in fact, in almost every case with insurance, the beneficiary will end up paying for a decent percentage of the total cost, but every bit helps.
If you or your child has molars growing in you should see a dentist to make sure they are coming in properly and not impacting your other dentils. In most cases, there is plenty of room for the twelve-year molars, but wisdom teeth are a whole other story.
Sometimes these problems can be solved merely with a retainer, which is another common orthodontic treatment. Some people have to wear them all the time, others just need to wear them at night. Retainers slowly shift your teeth if minimal work needs to be done. Invisible braces are another option instead of normal braces or retainers. It only straightens your teeth, though. These cannot correct jaw problems, which retainers have the capability of doing.
If you’re ready to stop putting up with your clutter and uncover what you really want to be doing go ahead and take my challenge. You’ll be amazed at what you discover.