Dentists have the grace of work, thanks to the misfortune of the human species to have a vulnerable denture. It is only a matter of time and abandonment by the patient. That’s what dentists live, about the precariousness and vulnerability of human teeth; and it must also be said, of the laziness and neglect of the individual. In addition it seems that most human mouths are not made to reach, by nature, 85 years of age, in functional conditions and even less, in aesthetic conditions. The mouth requires, the mouth demands, the mouth needs care. Otherwise the mouth is lost.
The dental chair, all dental instruments, equipment and dental materials, are manufactured by a specialized industry, so that professionals can provide a dental service to those patients who dare and may they sit on it; Never in history have there been so many dentists per capita, and yet, we don’t know how to take care of our mouths.
- Oral Microbes
The bacteria that cause cavities and periodontitis are not present in a completely toothless mouth. This is the case, for example, of a baby of less than 6 months who has not yet had the first baby teeth, or of an old woman, or not so old, who has lost all her teeth. Analyzing the bacterial flora of mouths without teeth, as in the previous example, it is known that when there are no teeth, the types of bacteria are different from when there are.
When the first milk tooth comes out, specific bacteria arise that only live in places where there are teeth. Dento-dependent bacteria. Missing teeth, that type of bacteria disappears too.
When we have teeth, the bacteria of the denture appear on the scene. Caries, such as periodontitis and periimplantitis, are diseases that develop in the presence of specialized bacteria. These pathologies are of bacterial origin. These are chronic, progressive and destructive infections that are not stopped or cured with antibiotics. They need the specialized intervention of a dentist.
- The Forces
The dental wear generated by bruxism , malocclusion, bad habits, the inadequate brushing , etc. progressively destroy a denture. Wear by chemical erosion by buccal acids, stomach regurgitation acids, fruit acids and soft drinks, abrasive toothpastes, improper brushes .
Time and use spend dentures. But there are misused and worn dentures ahead of time. Some worn out atrociously. Sometimes because of bad habits and sometimes because of forces that are not necessary to chew and therefore are not functional. Habits and parafunctional forces such as bruxism are very destructive.
The main destructive forces are those related to bruxism, not the forces of eating hard things.
- The Weather
Time degrades everything, everything withers, everything dazzles. But you can slow that process. Correct care slows wear and aging of the teeth. Youth and health are lost over time. But time is relative and the future can be changed today.
- Your Inaction
Doing nothing for oral health is one of the most human and usual behaviors that exist, therefore it could be considered normal behavior. Keep it up so you go wrong.
Try to avoid them. From the kick of a quadruped to a raquetazo in the mouth, through a free fall on the sidewalk or an anti-gravity slip in the bathroom, or an elbow doing basketball, everything can happen. In certain sports, wearing a custom mouth guard is a good precaution.
- Go To The Dentist
If you choose badly or have bad luck, a dentist can spoil a tooth, a tooth, or your mouth. Those things happen, nobody is free. It is called iatrogenesis . If you also have an unscrupulous dentist, the thing can get very interesting.
Going to the dentist could make your mouth worse, if you choose poorly. But if you succeed, your mouth could have a promising future, with a hopeful, exciting prognosis and eventually, with your DNA in favor, you could have a healthy mouth “almost” for life. With a good dentist as a consultant the mouth usually goes much better.