Your teeth are a big part of your health and well-being. If you don't take care of them properly then you will be at risk of many different types of dental issues, such as cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and more. If you have thinner enamel on your teeth than the average person, then you are more susceptible to dental problems. If this is the case, then you will need to take more care with your teeth than the average person. This article will introduce you to ways you can protect your teeth.
Have porcelain veneers put on your teeth
If your teeth are very fragile then the dentist may suggest having porcelain veneers put on them. Veneers are made to fit using an impression the dentist will make of your mouth. Your teeth will be ground down a bit to create enough space for the veneers to be put on. They can also be made in the color and shade of your choice, so this is a good time for you and your dentist to determine which shade of white would look good on you and for you to get the smile you want.
The veneers will cover your teeth completely so they are well-protected. They also look and feel just like natural teeth and this means you and anyone else won't be able to tell they aren't your natural teeth. While you want to take care of them the way you do your normal teeth, they don't require any extra maintenance.
Have sealant put on your teeth
Your dentist may suggest having a sealant put on your teeth. A dental sealant will provide them with an extra barrier to make up for the fact that your enamel is thinner than it should be. The sealants are made of a plastic material and they will generally be put on your back teeth, on the surfaces that you chew with. This is due to the fact that this area will be the quickest to get cavities when you have thin enamel since it takes the brunt of the stress.
The dentist will paint the sealant directly onto your teeth where it will quickly harden and seal the surfaces of them to provide extra protection. The sealant will withstand the normal stresses your teeth undergo each day, such as chewing, brushing and flossing. The sealants should last long enough that the dentist can check its condition at your regular visits and determine whether or not it is in need of a touch up.
These options will help you to keep your teeth protected, even though the condition of your enamel may put you at an increased risk of developing cavities and other dental problems. Talk to a dentist, like Tore D Steinberg DDS PC, for more information.Share
13 January 2016
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