When you consistently keep your smile healthy, you have a much smaller chance of experiencing potentially serious issues. For example, simply brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once every day stops the buildup of plaque that heightens your risks of tooth decay, gum disease, and even chronic bad breath. However, that doesn’t mean good hygiene is the end-all of caring for your smile. The truth is, you’re not guaranteed a healthy smile if you ignore your oral health when you’re not at the bathroom sink. At our Newhall, CA, dentist’s office, we help ensure that your smile never has to face any challenge alone, whether it’s maintaining your healthy smile or dealing with a specific cosmetic or restorative issue.
1. Cosmetic concerns, like stains
Not every concern your smile faces is something you could have prevented. For example, you might have a good chance of stopping your teeth from developing cavities, but that doesn’t mean they’ll never become stained or lose their healthy, vibrant shine. Cosmetic concerns like teeth stains can develop even when you keep your teeth healthy, but fortunately, erasing them is typically simple with customized, professional teeth-whitening. After a careful examination to diagnose the nature and extent of your teeth stains, we can design a whitening treatment to conveniently erase them and restore your confidence in your smile.
2. Other common things like cavities
Even when you do focus consistently on your good hygiene, you may still some day be at risk of developing a cavity. In fact, more than 90% of adults experience a cavity at least once in their lives, though customized treatment like tooth fillings help them avoid more serious damage or infection to their teeth. If left alone, however, a cavity could continue to grow worse until the decay that causes it consumes most or all of your healthy tooth structure. With help from your dentist, you can avoid such consequences and save your tooth from the decay.
3. The loss of one or more teeth
Losing one or more teeth is one of the most devastating things your smile may experience. It isn’t just the loss of the tooth itself, but also the missing root within your jawbone and the consequences that could affect the rest of your teeth. For many patients who’ve experienced tooth loss, a dental implant-supported restoration offers the most comprehensive support for their replacement teeth, and for the long-term health of their smiles. The implant post replaces the root of a lost tooth, while a custom-designed crown, bridge, or denture can restore their visible portions.
Give your smile the professional help it needs
When healthy, your smile has plenty of natural defenses to keep it healthy and beautiful, but routine professional care is still necessary to keep those defenses strong. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.