What are the best ways to preserve your natural teeth?
By Dr. Glenn J. Wolfinger
“As a prosthodontist, a specialist in the restoration and replacement of teeth, I see a lot of costly tooth problems that could have been easily averted with preventative care,” Dr. Glenn Wolfinger responded.
“The simplest way to improve oral health is by maintaining good daily home care of brushing and flossing to prevent plaque buildup. While straightening crooked teeth makes them look better, more importantly, it prevents uneven breakdown of your natural teeth.” Wolfinger continued.
“Using an occlusal night guard will help to protect your teeth from abnormal wear and tear that can occur from clenching and grinding teeth at night.”
“Fillings can be an effective way to repair small cavities. However, fillings that are larger than the remaining tooth structure make the teeth weak and vulnerable to fracture. Crowning teeth with large fillings is an effective technique to prevent tooth loss.”