While these fish have seemed entirely unconcerned with oral hygiene, humans should do everything in their power to take better care of their teeth.
PASADENA, Calif. (PRWEB)
September 15, 2020
An August 24 article in the Charlotte Observer reports on a discovery of an invasive species of South American fish, the pacu, by a Tennessee fisherman. Though relatives of the fearsome piranha, pacu are noted for two things: their oddly human-looking teeth and the fact that, fortunately for Tennesseans both human and water-dwelling, they are vegetarians – a species of human not widely found in the Volunteer State. Pasadena-based Premier Care Dental Group says that, while these fish have seemed entirely unconcerned with oral hygiene, humans should do everything in their power to take better care of their teeth. Moreover, unlike our aquatic friends, people can always do something about their teeth if something happens to them.
Premier Care Dental Group notes that taking care of one’s teeth is pretty simple, but it does require a bit of commitment and consistency. For one thing, routine teeth brushing is essential. The group says that those who properly brush their teeth after every meal for about two minutes are significantly less likely to suffer from many of the most common oral ailments. Flossing and using a mouth rinse will further improve those odds.
However, one of the most important aspects of taking care of one’s teeth is knowing when it’s time to get a professional involved. Premier Care Dental Group says that patients should routinely be seeing their dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. Of course, they should also schedule a visit immediately any time they experience some sort of oral pain, discomfort, or sensitivity.
Premier Care Dental Group notes ignoring adverse oral symptoms can turn out to be an enormous mistake. Most oral concerns are treatable in their early stages, but the group contends that illnesses that are allowed to progress are almost always more painful, damaging, and very often, much more expensive to treat than if they had been caught early. For example, failing to fill a cavity can, later on, mean that a root canal will be necessary to save the tooth. If that doesn’t happen and the problem is allowed to continue, the result can be an extremely painful toothache followed by an extraction which will then call for either an implant or a bridge. Premier Care Dental Group says that by simply allowing a dentist to periodically examine one’s teeth and gums, patients can better protect their health while avoiding a great deal of heartache and expense.
Interested readers in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley area can learn more about Premier Care Dental Group by visiting their website at https://www.premiercaredentalgroup.com/ or calling (626) 747-7855 to speak with a friendly team member.
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