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Get Teeth Implants to Replace Affected Teeth - Processing Food in Mouth Better

The role of teeth is fundamental in a few things. First, it helps you chew your food. Next, it helps you communicate by giving your tongue the platform to make contacts while making sounds. Third, a tooth is an important tool for defense which man no longer uses. And finally, it helps you smile and show your emotions. The first one and the last significance of having teeth are however most prominent before man, and often man forgets how teeth help in detailed and clear sound making too. But without teeth, you cannot do with a healthy life, and you really would be struggling to chew your food, enjoy tasty food, and also enjoy a nice, communicative life where you smile and show off your teeth as needed. But before you look good, it’s even more important that your w your food well for the best digestion. Do you know that in the world almost 70 million people suffer from stomach upsets for various reasons among which one big reason is insufficient processing of food in the mouth?  Food gets processed in the mouth in the first stage, and then later processing gets done in the stomach and intestines. That is why the role of teeth in the processing of food in the mouth is vital.

Food processing in the mouth and dental health

The first round of food processing or digestion happens in the mouth and the most important role played in this is by the teeth and tongue. Food is chewed and converted in tiny bits so that it becomes a food bolus in the mouth. The front teeth help in cutting the food while the back teeth help in chewing the food, breaking large and hard bits in smaller parts and so on. And in the process, the tongue constantly moves around the food bits to place them under the teeth for breaking down and also coats the food particles with saliva. Saliva starts digestion of food in the first round by partially softening the food and preparing it to react with the gastric juices in the stomach. It’s the teeth again which helps in turning food into smaller particles so that the food gets evenly coated in saliva and gets processed better. By the time you read this, you already know how important it’s for the teeth to function in their best health. Or else if a single tooth falls weak to take the pressure of chewing and cutting, then this pain and impact will be transmitted through the gum and tissues to adjoining teeth, and also cause immense pain, sensitivity, and suffering. That is why dental health is so very important.

How can an inflamed or degenerating teeth cause problem?

Inflammation in teeth can affect overall health by spreading the germs from the tooth and gum to the stomach. Inflammation also spreads to adjoining teeth. With time tooth pain can grow worse. Large cavities formed in the affected tooth can be the storehouse of fermenting food particles stuck inside, thereby making the oral cavity more unhygienic and breeding ground of germs. Foul smell from the mouth often comes out due to such rotting food particles stuck between affected or misaligned teeth. When you cannot even touch the painful affected teeth and gum area with floss or toothbrush and take off the rotting food particles there, then things get even worse, and bad smell and germs grow beyond tolerable limits. Why would you suffer so much, when there is, are smart solutions to such problems? Tooth decay may be a lifestyle problem or due to other dental conditions, but certainly has a permanent solution that eliminates all problems out of your life, and can give you a clean and healthy dental replacement that lasts for a lifetime with full functionally and natural feel.


The decayed, cracked, broken, and affected tooth can be replaced for the lifetime with a permanent solution, and that is a tooth implant. An implant is an artificial tooth made of porcelain, which is fitted at the place of the decayed or affected tooth to serve as the original tooth did. With an implant, you can normally chew by taking the full pressure of the process. Chewing or breaking of food items will not impact an implant because the implanted porcelain or metal tooth is actually backed by the bone that gave foundation to the original tooth. Just removing the original tooth with its live tissues and roots and replacing that by the metal or porcelain implant makes it a strong tool once again to chew and cut, and also help in speech, and help in creating a completely natural smile. The color of an implant is so well matched with the teeth color of the person, that nobody else would know that you have an implant there. No more pain, sensitivity or problem is felt again at the point, and the person can lead a normal life without any more recurring expenditure on the treatment of that particular implant. That is why dental implants are so very popular a method of treating permanently damaged teeth all over the world.

How do you know if you need an implant?

You can be best advised about this by a dentist. Rather you need an orthodontist, who is a specialist in dentistry as well as maxillofacial surgeries. An orthodontist will be able to suggest you the best if you need an implant on one or more tooth, or if you need a combination of dentures with implants or what. An implant is basically a onetime investment on dental treatments. After getting it done, you need not invest more often, and should actually get the gums checked for good health in a few years. Life really gets better with an implant, and you can forget your agony while chewing food with pain and sensitivity and extreme discomfort. Also, any number of misaligned, broken, and damaged tooth can be permanently replaced with implants thereby retaining the strength of the implanted tooth and gums.

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