Dental Implants Bryan TX dentist Dr. Chuck Majors wants to share why the sun is good for our teeth and how dental implants can help those that are suffering from a missing tooth or teeth to open up for the sunshine again.
Patients that lack one or more teeth tend to hide their smiles from the world due to embarrassment, but what if we told them that keeping their teeth from the sun was bad for them? By secreting the dentin, pulp, tissue and enamel from the sun, the patient is neglecting the needed amount of Vitamin D that can be found in the rays of sunshine. You may be wondering why you need Vitamin D for your teeth. Well, this vitamin is responsible for reducing tooth decay and promoting bone growth.
Even back in the 20s and 80s, scientists researched how the nutrients from the sun can help teeth and oral health. A team from the University of Washington examined the impact vitamin D had on all dental caries. They looked at clinical studies that examined 2,800 children from all over the world between the 1920s and 1980s. Based on analysis of the data, the research team concluded the vitamin D can prevent or reduce tooth decay. Studies have also shown concerns like cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
The Close Second
Considering patients are hiding their teeth and smiles from those around them due to embarrassment, by concealing them they are actually increasing their risk for tooth decay and loss through the lack of this important vitamin. Patients that refuse to smile without a full row of teeth should consider dental implants. Not only do these tooth loss solutions work to restore and rebuild the oral cavity one region at a time, but they even look as natural and real as patient’s real teeth. Although their composition consists of porcelain material, the hue and luster resembles that of a real tooth and is virtually indistinguishable from that of the natural teeth.
Why Dental Implants?
Besides their stunning and realistic appearance, we mentioned briefly above the benefits of dental implants. Dental implants can actually prevent patients from developing gum disease by protecting the vulnerable and highly susceptible tissue from bacteria and decay with non-decay material. By helping to preserve the structure of the tissue, it is able to heal from the previous oral abuse that came from the missing tooth or teeth and it is able to do this on its own.
Another great benefit of dental implants is that with each and every bite taken with them, patients’ density in teeth and even jawbone is able to strengthen. When patients tend to avoid certain areas for chewing and biting due to the loss of a tooth or teeth, the remaining and existing teeth are deprived of healthy exercise and movement that keeps them strong and sturdy. This, unfortunately, can result in the further loss of these teeth which will reduce the strength and structure of the jawbone that holds them in place. Fortunately, dental implants are able to increase the strength and functionality of both of these oral regions over time.
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Allow yourself to show off that summer smile again with dental implants. The longer you put off this necessary procedure and process, the more likely your teeth will lack the proper nutrients that keep them healthy. If you are interested in receiving successful dental implants, contact us today at (979) 341-9477.