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How your teeth can knock years off you

18 Jul, 2021 | Debbie |

How your teeth can knock years off you

If you ever like watching make over programs such as Ten Years Younger, then you will already know that teeth seem to have a huge affect on your overall appearance and if not maintained well, can in fact age you quite dramatically. People have bad teeth for a number of reasons. Sometimes it is hereditary and although you can do things to try and prevent it, you may have to work harder than others to look after them. The most common reason for bad teeth is too much sugar and not enough brushing. So many people only brush their teeth in the morning, meaning that anything you have eaten throughout the day stays on your teeth all night. This can cause tooth decay and sensitivity. The sugar can cause plaque to build up on your teeth and the plaque can dissolve the enamel which is the hard protective coating on your teeth. You should ensure that you visit the dentist at least every 12 months and every 6 months for children. It is important to take your child to a dentist regularly from a young age. Not only will it get them used to going but it will also ensure that they can keep an eye on the condition of their teeth and advise accordingly should something need to be done.