Are You Making These Dental Care Mistakes?
Right now, there are approximately 3 million Americans with dental implants. Every year, 500,000 more Americans opt for dental implants, one of the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry. While it is true that some of these implants are upgrades on existing dental devices (implant supported dentures, for example), a good portion of patients need implants because they are not taking care of their teeth properly. And it is not necessarily patients’ fault. There are several ways you may be ruining your teeth, and without even knowing it.
Does Hot Tea Damage Your Teeth?
Sadly, the answer is yes. “Drinking something hot after coming in from the cold may cause cracks in the surface of the teeth,” The Daily Mail explains. “These superficial cracks, barely visible to the naked eye, are caused by rapid changes in temperature.” From there, the cracks may result in surface stains or even tooth sensitivity.
Don’t Open That With Your Teeth!
We’ve all done it — and we’ve all been warned not to do it again. Nearly everyone opens a stubborn bag or package with his or her teeth at least once (and many of us do it more often than we’d like to admit). Is it really as bad for your teeth as they say? Once again, the answer is yes. Doing these things can lead to small dents and imperfections on patients’ front teeth — and may, in rare cases, even result in large cracks, according to some of the best cosmetic dentists. Partial implants or partial implants for dentures can help fix the problem. (And, thankfully, if you don’t do it again, you should be more or less all set. Dental implants have a 98% success rate, and they can last nearly a lifetime.)
Dental implants and implant supported dentures are a good option, if your teeth are beyond repair. Before it gets to that point, avoid drinking hot beverages (or extremely cold ones!) and open stubborn packets with scissors, not your teeth.