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Dental Implants in London as an Option when Decay Destroys Your Teeth

11 / 02 / 2015

Sugar has always been linked to the development of cavities, and more people are aware of that today than ever before. Of them all, it’s undoubtedly your dentist who will try to convince you to stop munching on sugary desserts too much lest you develop dental caries on every single one of your permanent teeth.

Previously, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended a target free sugar intake of 5% of your total calories (typically 25g) every day or a maximum of 10% or 50g. That includes the sugars you add to food and drinks and the natural sugar components of fruit juices, honey, and other syrups. Research from the University College London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, however, revealed that a 5% maximum and a 3% target will be more effective in lowering the prevalence of tooth decay.

The kinds of guidelines or studies are very significant because of the risks associated with tooth decay. The sugars can provide sustenance for bacteria and the fuel to invade the teeth and gums, produce infection, and cause severe discomfort. Worse, the cavities may be so serious that the dental tissue can’t be saved, which results in tooth loss.

Fortunately, it’s not the end if you do lose a tooth or two due to a diet high in sugars. There are many kinds of replacement you can consider when your teeth are destroyed by decay, such as the classic dentures and bridges. One of the best options today, however, would be getting dental implants in London.

Unlike alternatives, dental implants are very stable and are less prone to failure. They can be used to replace either a single tooth or a complete set of teeth (where they anchor dentures in place). There may be barriers to having and maintaining these teeth replacements, but with proper consultation and education, you can be more satisfied with the aesthetic and practical results and enjoy them longer.

Of course, not everyone would be a candidate. You must have sufficient bone structure in your jaw, where the prosthetics will be anchored. Visit experienced dentists like London Bridge Dental Practice’s dental professionals who have been offering dental implants in London for years, so you can determine if dental implants are indeed the right choice for you or if you need to explore other options.

(Source: WHO’s recommended sugar intake ‘should be halved to combat dental cavities’, MNT/Medical News Today)

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