Without our teeth, we would struggle to eat, talk, and even drink. Without teeth, our facial profiles would be off kilter, our verbal conversation would be lacking and our ability to consume food would be greatly compromised. While you might not think that your teeth would ever fail you—at least not until you are a minimum of 95 years old—teeth, if treated poorly, can fail you, causing more treacherous and problematic consequences throughout your adult life. By seeking the help of a cosmetic dentist and making an oral health regimen, you can rest assured that you are doing everything possible to make sure your teeth last.

Childhood and young adulthood is a stressful time as your body is growing, changing and developing. Laziness and the business of life get in the way of your good intentions. Our parents teach us how to properly care for our teeth as children, but our false mentalities lead us to believe we are invincible. We often believe that our teeth are super strong. But, unfortunately, your “super strong” teeth are not actually as super strong as you might think. While, as a young person, your teeth might seem strong, they are actually breaking down just like anyone else’s teeth. The difference is that teeth start off with a layer of enamel. Proper oral health keeps that enamel intact and functioning properly. Without proper enamel, your teeth become fragile and are more susceptible to cavities, disease and cracks.

Visiting the dentist or a cosmetic dentist throughout childhood, young adulthood and adulthood will ensure proper oral health is maintained and that future cosmetic dentistry is not necessary. Create an oral health regimen today and start making a difference in your teeth enamel. Don’t forget the importance of brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist or dentist in San Antonio regularly.