With June being Men’s Health Month, it is a good idea for men everywhere to seriously assess their dental health. Any men who have missing teeth should get around to have our professional dentist install dental implants. Not only will you reap cosmetic benefits, but you will do a lot for the betterment of your health.
When you lose even a single tooth, it can affect your entire facial appearance. Roots of teeth stimulate jawbone tissue, and the area of the bone supporting the tooth will resorb back into the body. Since the titanium or ceramic implant post serves as a replacement tooth root, it keeps the bone in excellent condition, allowing you to maintain a more youthful facial appearance.
Individuals with missing teeth face a greater risk of developing gum disease. It is harder to brush the gum tissue between teeth, so bacteria have an easier time growing. Additionally, missing teeth increase the likelihood of the neighboring structures shifting out of position. When teeth do not fit well together, they are more difficult to brush, making it difficult to eliminate plaque.
People who are missing even one tooth make it more difficult to consume certain foods. Nuts, seeds, steak and raw vegetables are tough to chew when you do not have all your molars. Therefore, many people with missing teeth rely more on processed foods, such as microwave meals and white bread. With dental implants, you will be able to maintain your regular diet.
Think About Your Oral Health This June
There is much you can do this June to work toward improving your health. You can set a weight loss goal, attend a health fair and schedule an appointment at the office of Dr. Robert B. Steadman in Richmond, VA. Our team can help all the men in your family improve their oral hygiene and feel more confident in their smiles.