If you have periodontal disease, you are certainly not alone. Almost three quarters of Americans have the same affliction, and many of them develop this problem early on in life. In fact, worldwide, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic problems among children and can lead to illness.
Preventive dental care measures like flossing and brushing may seem elementary, and something you may want to put off until tomorrow, but without these measures, you could be facing cavities, fillings, and eventually crowns and bridges. Despite these warnings from dentists, about half of Americans floss on a daily basis, and by 17 years old, more than 75% have a cavity.
Another major problem with overall dental health is tooth discoloration. Many of the foods we consume on a daily basis can severely discolor your teeth. Even though enamel is a very strong surface, after a period of time, the acid, artificial coloring and other ingredients in foods and drinks can discolor and diminish the enamel on your teeth. And if you smoke, the chances of your teeth turning yellow or brown is much higher.
Taking care of your teeth with some everyday simple techniques is apart of keeping your teeth strong and healthy. It also effects how you feel and your appearance. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist twice a year are all wonderful healthy habits that will keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright!