They are made for biting, and help make smiles more full and beautiful, but there is definitely more to your teeth than meets the eye. Regular brushing, flossing and rinsing is important to keep them looking their best and visiting your Ottawa dentist to help maintain them further is important as well.
The general appearance of teeth is something that many people are concerned with. The colour, spacing, straightness and amount of gum that shows when you smile are a few of the things that people may want to improve, and are able to do so when they consult with their Ottawa dentist.
Beyond your DNA, sometimes the way that teeth are oriented in the mouth is connected with diet and other factors that may be linked to your particular location on the planet. For years, England has gotten a bad wrap when it comes to teeth, but it appears that the tide may be turning. “Americans do not have better teeth than the English, researchers have proven. A team from both sides of the Atlantic compared data for thousands of patients from the English Adult Dental Health Survey and the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. They looked for examples of missing teeth, adults’ perceptions of their oral health and the effect of poor teeth on daily life such as pain, difficulty eating and avoiding smiling. The study showed the average number of missing teeth was higher in the US (7.31) than in England (6.97).”
Regardless of where you’re from and how your teeth look, make sure to visit your Ottawa dentist at least twice a year and keep up with your own dental maintenance at home with regular brushing, flossing and rinsing.