When it comes to maintaining healthy teeth and gums (and a healthy body, too), practicing good oral hygiene is essential. Healthy oral hygiene habits work together to prevent tooth decay, tooth loss, periodontal disease, and other systemic health issues that can arise as a result of poor oral hygiene.
If you have to ask for no ice in your beverages, wait for your coffee to cool before you can drink it, or get a shooting pain every time you eat a piece of candy, you’re likely suffering from tooth sensitivity.
Without proper dental care and oral hygiene, probably no human would make it to old age with their natural teeth intact. In dentistry, however, one of our primary goals is to extend the life of each of our patient’s natural teeth.