Did you know that poor oral hygiene can cause mouth cancer? This is just one of the numerous problems that may occur due to the lack of proper dental hygiene, but there are others, not quite as severe which, despite that, can cause a great deal of discomfort and pain. And, in more advanced stages, they too can advance to more severe degrees. Here, at Bloor Dental Clinic, we take no dental affection for granted, no matter how petty and insignificant it might seem.
Every Toronto dental clinic deals with a wide array of dental problems, some of which have already reached advanced stages, because they have never been treated or treated poorly in the past. What’s worse is that many of these problems have advanced so much that they have caused other issues to occur, of an entirely different nature. And, in truth, this is the danger of not sticking to a regular, thorough oral hygiene: teeth problem evolving out of control and causing others, sometimes with far more significant repercussions.
Some of the most compelling examples include:
1. Plaque formation and bacterial growth causing halitosis and infections
Oral bacterial growth will happen regardless of the countermeasures you may choose to deploy. This is why it is imperative to visit your dentist at least once a year because brushing and flossing will only do so much in this regard. Aside from bad breath (halitosis) and teeth discoloration, plaque will also increase the potential for gum infections, which can grow even to cause heart disease.
2. Cavities leading to tooth decay and teeth falling out
Cavities are the number one problem every Toronto dental clinic faces every day. These are the result of oral bacteria decomposing food remains within the mouth and causing an acidic environment which can severely damage the teeth’s enamel. Allow them to advance long enough, and the tooth might reach the point-of-no-return when extraction is the only thing left to do.
3. Teeth loss leading to digestive problems and lower self-esteem
Not many people are aware of the psychological effects coming along with some of the dental problems like tooth loss. But they are very much real and long-lasting. When we lose teeth, our facial muscles tend to fall inwards, in time giving the appearance of premature aging. This will severely impact patients at a psychological level, causing them to smile less, feel less confident and avoid put themselves too much on the radar when it comes to social relations.
As a plus, as previously specified, it has been determined that having poor oral health can lead to affections you didn’t even think were related, like cancer, erectile dysfunction, heart disease and stroke and also prostatitis. This is why every Toronto dental clinic promotes oral health as being at the heart of a healthier, happier lifestyle and treat it as one of the leading preventive measures when it comes to overall long-term wellbeing.
Here, at Bloor Dental Clinic, we take these principles at their face value and never make compromises when it comes to oral hygiene and preserving dental health. We advise you to do the same.
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