It’s Never Too Late to Visit the Orthodontist

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Braces tend to be associated with young children and teenagers whose teeth have grown out in undesirable positions. Although this orthodontic option is incredibly popular among younger individuals, adults can also reap the benefits from offered by braces. In fact, 25 percent of those who wear braces in the United States are adults! Braces do much more than fix a crooked smile. If you’re ready to see the many positive ways braces can impact your life, choose Nucleo Dental today!

Why Do So Many Young People Get Braces?

Braces are as much a staple of youth culture as pop music and angst. Since all the permanent teeth tend to erupt by the age of 12, children and teenagers are able to have any issues resolved as soon as (or even before) their permanent teeth find a home on the surface of their gum line. Crooked teeth not only look unpleasant, they can place extra pressure on your mouth which can lead to future complications. Braces can tend to overcrowding by literally moving teeth into place, little by little. The reason younger individuals get braces is due to the fact that their teeth issues are easier to correct. This doesn’t mean, however, that adults aren’t able to fix their issues via braces. The only difference is time. Younger people tend to require braces for one to two years while adults require them for three to four years.

Braces Do Much More Than Straighten Teeth

Braces are mostly known for their power of straightening teeth but they can do much more good. Braces can also treat overbites, underbites, and crossbites. All three of these oral health issues can lead to trauma to the teeth, specifically the fracturing of front teeth. With the help of braces, your bite will be fixed. It’s best to have any bite issues treated sooner rather than later. As time goes on, your teeth, jaw, and gums may suffer more and more because of the uncommon bite. Instead of facing further issues, opt for braces!

Find Your Orthodontist at Nucleo Dental

Children and adults alike deserve to have straight, healthy teeth. Braces can help you achieve this goal. The first step you need to take is to speak to an orthodontist at Nucleo Dental. Our team specializes in perfecting the smiles of our patients. We’re ready to help you!

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3 Reasons You Need Regular Dental Visits

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There’s a common denial when it comes to visiting the dentist. For many, it’s a dreaded task that gets avoided until a painful toothache develops of out of the blue. After doing every possible home remedy, the last resort is to schedule a dentist appointment. When the pain subsides after receiving professional care, you might not see a dentist until another issue unfolds. This type of behavior, while common, is the worst thing you can do for your teeth. On average, you should see your dentist twice a year.

Here are the top three reasons you need regular visits to the dentist:

Reason #1. Proper cleaning.

Daily brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash are all great hygiene practices. Unfortunately, even if you never miss a day of flossing, bacteria, plaque, and tartar can only be removed with professional dental tools. These hard to reach spots are professionally cleaned to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Our dentist can also recommend American Dental Association (ADA) approved toothbrushes, flossing tools, and mouthwashes. The importance of professional teeth cleaning includes helping you save money on dental expenses down the road. Seeing a dentist at least once a year can prevent potential surgeries and costly treatments.

Reason #2. Early detection of disease.

Dental care can help ensure overall health. Oral health problems are indicators of other health issues. For example, bleeding gums and losing teeth are first signs of diabetes. Infections in the gums may also worsen diabetes and put you at risk of heart disease. Moreover, in older adults, poor oral hygiene may be related to dementia. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society found that elderly adults who brushed their teeth less than once a day were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia. Researchers in this study speculate that gum disease bacteria might spread to the brain and cause inflammation. Dentists can also detect signs of Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder with symptoms such as diarrhea, mouth sores, and fatigue. Patients with the disease show signs in their mouth but only an X-ray can rule out that it’s not gum disease.

Reason #3. Enhance your smile.

If you smoke or drink caffeinated beverages, your teeth are prone to stains that are difficult to remove. Grocery store toothpaste might remove stains for a short period of time but they won’t improve the overall health of your teeth. In recent times, home remedies have become attractive methods to whiten teeth but not all of these practices are good for you. If you search “at home teeth-whitening techniques” on YouTube you will find half a million videos on hacks and quick-fixes. One popular approach is dissolving stains with acidic lemon juice. Not only does lemon juice deteriorate the enamel of your teeth but it disrupts the natural saliva in your mouth, leaving your teeth vulnerable to erosion. This method can also irritate your gums. Over time, loss of tooth enamel will lead to tooth sensitivity, making it painful to eat or drink. There are other, much safer ways of enhancing your smile. Out office treats stained teeth from yellow discoloration to brown stains with porcelain veneers, esthetic fillings, teeth whitening, and other full mouth rehabilitation procedures.

Schedule your next dental check-up today.

At Nucleo Dental your teeth will receive the quality service and care they deserve. Our professional staff in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez are ready to help schedule your next visit. Give us a call today, toll-free at 1 (855) 988-4200.

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