Only recently have I noticed that my jaw has been hurting. When I checked my teeth I was afraid to see more teeth damaged than when I last went for a dental visit.
One of my back molars is starting to blacken and the other side they’ve got holes.
To me it’s extremely distressing and even depressing. In my family, they don’t regard their health as wealth. It’s not to blame anyone, but really aren’t we meant to follow people in life who are supposed to be good role models? Doesn’t seem like many around me in my environment.
I don’t have any income right now or insurance of any kind so this is especially depressing and unsettling.
It’s not enough to get a check up. Make sure you don’t indulge excessively in sweets and sugary foods since these help contribute to the harmful bacteria that help cavities thrive.
There’s a lot more going in our bodies though with bacteria that people should be aware of for oral health/gut health.
If you’ve ever taken antibiotics then you should know that although these are effective at killing infections they unfortunately achieve that by killing the beneficial bacteria as well.
That’s just a layman understanding though.
That balance of bacteria between harmful and beneficial can be restored (lack of a better word) by consuming certain foods (fermented foods namely) or taking a probiotic supplement specifically designed for some area like the gut or mouth or intestines.
Also, there are apparently toothpastes that remineralize teeth and certain nutrients in your diet that affect the strength of your teeth.
I don’t know if having kidney tumors/cysts has affected my teeth health but it seems like it’s causing it to advance more rapidly. I’m not sure, but it just adds to my depression right now.
Anyway, there’s a lot of information out there that can help understand oral health, but your dentist should know. If they don’t? I would get a new one.
I am just seriously distressed right now. To me it’s part embarrassing and partly depressing that I’ve been so careless.
So if you care not to lose your teeth before your 40 (I’m 33) then please don’t overlook your self-care routine just because you might feel fine. I’ve just been numb so long so I never notice any pain some times.