Watch any dating programme and it quickly becomes clear just how highly the people on it rate a good smile with healthy looking straight, white teeth. And, looking at teenagers today, it’s getting harder and harder to find any with wonky teeth. Straight teeth are a must have for teenagers. But what about the adults who have succeeded in finding a life partner and no longer need to worry about their dental appearance in the dating game any more. Are there any other benefits to investing in clear braces in Beaconsfield?
The answer is, yes, plenty! That’s why good dentists, such as Garden View Dental Care, do such a brisk trade in clear braces in Beaconsfield.
Clean teeth last longer
When the teeth are straight and lined up neatly against each with no real gaps to speak of, they become much easier to keep clean with the two minutes of brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and a good flossing to remove any bits of food.
When they are crowded and crossed over each other, or have strange gaps between them, the teeth provide the perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that make up that sticky film that grows on teeth, known as dental plaque. If the plaque is hard to remove, every day the bacteria breed, the plaque thickens and then hardens and the bacteria give off acid.
This is the stuff that erodes tooth enamel, and then decay can set in. Plaque also irritates the gums, causing gum disease and when this becomes advanced, it can attack the bones under the gums. The bones hold the teeth in place, and when it comes under attack, the teeth can become loose in their sockets, and eventually fall out.
Straight teeth also evenly distribute the pressure of chewing. When only a few teeth on one arch are sustaining all the pressure of chewing, they crumble over time.
Today dentistry is so good that it is entirely possible, with regular check-ups and treatments, to hang onto one’s teeth for life. Investing in clear braces in Beaconsfield could mean saving lots of money in later life.