“You only get one set of teeth, so you’d better look after them!”
My mother was always keen to point this out to me as a young boy. Dental care was less easily available then and the amount of care that you could take of your teeth was very limited. Nonetheless, every day I frothed up with a toothbrush and a blob of Colgate and everyone was happy.
Brushing teeth was part of my daily ritual, just as it still is for many people of all generations. Although I never really achieved the recommended three times a day I frequently managed to brush them twice and, as a plan, that seemed to work – for a while.
As someone who used to measure my personal wealth as a child in terms of how much candy I could buy, I was set on a course for dental trauma in just a few years time. Little did I know that each sweet thing I ate contained loads of sugar and was quietly, invisibly, playing havoc with my teeth.
All of which was brought home to me, quite vividly, when the dentist, having just carried out an examination of my teeth, announced that I required two fillings and proceeded to make the necessary preparations. Protesting was pointless, although I did try it, only to be reminded about all those sugary sweet things that I loved to eat and which were now going to cause me some discomfort.
Actually, it didn’t hurt and I managed to get through it without any major problems but you can be sure I eased off on the candy and stepped up the brushing for a while afterwards.
Now, of course, dental treatments are much more sophisticated and the kind of technology available to today’s dentists is much better at finding problems before they get too serious.
Where things have got out of hand and the teeth are not quite up-to-scratch, then there are many treatments available to restore your smile and make the process of eating, (that is, of course, what teeth are for), much easier.
The availability of good dental treatment is not the same throughout the country. Some areas have top class dental facilities close to hand whereas some people have to travel miles for treatment. Fortunately, if you are looking for a dentist, Cedar Rapids has good local facilities with most dental services and treatments being available locally.
Sooner rather than later should be your motto when it comes to looking after your teeth, so hop onto Google and search for dentist Cedar Rapids now.
Dr. Adrian Rehak is an established dentist in Cedar Rapids offering a full range of treatment.
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