Dental Work and Holidays: A Guide for Travellers
Just because you go on holiday, doesn't mean that the bacteria on your mouth does. Hi! My name is Mandi, and as a lover of travelling, I have taken a lot of trips. Unfortunately, I have also had the misfortune to suffer from dental issues on those trips. This blog focuses on everything related to travelling and dental work. I plan to have posts on picking the right travel insurance for your teeth, dealing with a broken tooth when abroad, dental tourism and more. I hope that you find the information that you need and that your next holiday goes well. Now, let's smile together from wherever we are in the world! Happy travels!
Unfortunately, accidents happen. Automobile crashes, falls, trips, and sports collisions are simply a part of life, and when they happen, chipped or damaged teeth may result. Because no one wants to walk around with a missing tooth, a dentist's visit is no doubt in the victim's future and from there, they will be referred to a periodontist— someone who will almost always recommend dental implants to restore the natural look of the teeth.
Of all the various lumps, bumps and general deformities that can potentially develop inside your mouth, leukoplakia is one of the most mysterious, and is poorly understood by many people. Leukoplakia presents itself as a white or grey patch that appears on the the tongue or inside the cheeks, but while the condition is painless, it can signify the appearance of other conditions, some of which are far less benign.
Too many people write off crooked teeth as a purely cosmetic concern, reasoning that it's the health rather than the appearance of teeth that should matter. That's true, but crooked teeth actually come with a number of associated health risks, and not just for your mouth. Read this article to learn about the damage crooked teeth can cause.
1. Increases Chances of Decay
You need to brush and floss your teeth regularly in order to avoid tooth decay.
The last thing you may expect your dentist to show an interest in is your nails; however, if you're a nail biter, your dentist may tell you that you should try to kick the habit. Nail biting doesn't just impact your fingers; it may also damage your teeth and overall oral health.
How Biting Your Nails Affects Your Teeth
Although biting your nails may seem like a small thing that doesn't do any harm to anything but your nails, it may also affect your teeth.
Your mouth needs to heal after your dentist has inserted the post in your bone that will ultimately hold your new implant tooth. To help the healing process, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics and give you a special mouthwash; you may also be advised to use a salt water wash. This mix of warm water and salt may not taste so great, but it does help keep the implant area clean and free from bacteria.