Build Stronger Teeth

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Build Stronger Teeth

Everyone knows the basics of good dental care. Brush your teeth after every meal, floss every day, see your dentist at least twice a year. It sounds simple. But what if you still don’t have strong, healthy teeth? Weak enamel can be a genetic weakness, or it can be caused by other conditions, like Celiac disease. I’ve always had weak enamel, so I started looking into ways that I could increase the strength of my teeth, and found that dietary changes could make a big difference. I started this blog to share my experience, and to talk about other ways you can make your teeth stronger and healthier. There are lots of things that you can do to improve your dental health. You just have to find them.

Why You May Need Extensive Dental Reconstruction

There are many serious dental problems that may need dental reconstruction to repair. Here are some examples of such dental problems:

You Have Lost Multiple Teeth

Losing a tooth is bad for tor the remaining teeth, since they may come out of alignment and lean towards the space created by the missing tooth. It is also bad for your jaw because it encourages deterioration of the jaw bone. Then there is also the issue of aesthetics, especially if you have lost a front tooth. All these issues are compounded when you lose multiple teeth. Here are three options for replacing multiple teeth:

  • Dental implants – These artificial teeth are probably the most long lasting of the three options, but they are also a bit expensive
  • Dental bridges – These artificial teeth that are supported by implants or adjacent natural teeth; these are inexpensive but don't prevent loss of jawbone if supported by implants
  • Dentures – These are removable artificial teeth that can also be supported by either implants or natural teeth

You Have Serious Malocclusion

Malocclusion refers to a dental condition in which your upper and lower teeth do not align when you close your mouth. It can be caused by different things such as:

  • Prolonged use of pacifiers after age 3
  • Prolonged thumb sucking
  • Impacted teeth
  • Dental injuries

There are different ways of dealing with malocclusion; for example, you can treat it with orthodontics (dental braces), dental surgery, teeth extraction, and dental contouring, among other treatments. In cases of severe malocclusion, you will likely need a combination of the above treatment options to align your teeth.

You Have Extensive Teeth Damage

Extensive teeth damage may also contribute to your need for full dental reconstruction. This may be the case, for example, if you have multiple chipped teeth, multiple cracked teeth, or extensively eroded teeth. Such extensive damage may be caused by things like:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Dental accidents
  • Constant teeth grinding

You Have Ongoing Dental Pain         

There are also cases where you may develop dental problems that cause constant or ongoing dental pain. This may be the case, for example, if:

  • You have a bite problem that causes you pain when you close your mouth
  • You have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) that is causing pain in your jawbone

In such cases, dental reconstruction will sort out the underlying problem and help you deal with the pain as well.

If you are suffering from multiple dental problems, talk to your dentist to find more information about the treatment options available to correct them.