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10 Common Dental Problems

Here are some common dental problems

1. Tooth Decay

Are you aware of the fact that cavities, also known as tooth decay are the second most common disease? Tooth decay happens when plague, the rotten substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and / or starches of the food we eat. This mishmash produces acid that attacks tooth enamel. The three step formula to avoid tooth decay is - brush two times a day, floss daily and go for regular dental checkups. Also, an important consideration should be taken while having food. Items that are high in sugars too contribute to tooth decay and should be taken care of.

 

2. Bad Breath

Now days, majority of the people complain of bad breath. Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be utter embarrassing. A survey done on dental diseases says that 85% of people suffer from bad breath due to an array of dental disorders such as Gum disease, dry mouth, cavities, oral cancer, bacteria on the tongue etc. Using mouthwash is a temporarily solution to check bad breath. However, if you are continuously suffering from this condition you should immediately visit a dentist to discover the underlying problem.

 

3. Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease can be highly serious as studies have shown that it has some relation with heart attacks and strokes. Periodontal disease is an infection in the gums surrounding the teeth. It is also one of the major causes of tooth loss amongst adults. There are two major stages of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Again the same formula to prevent this is brushing twice daily and flossing.

 

4. Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a serious and fatal disease that affects millions of people due to premalignant lesions, tobacco and alcohol consumption. Over 300,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year, worldwide. Though this is extremely serious dental disease, related to the mouth, lips or throat, it is often curable if diagnosed and treated in the early stages.

 

5. Mouth Sores

Mouthsores are not highly serious but are quite pesky and bothersome. Generally, the non-serious ones last for less than two weeks. However if they are longlasting, you need to worry. They can be cold sores, cancer sores, fever blisters, ulcers and thrush.

 

6. Tooth Erosion

When acid attacks the enamel, this results in tooth erosion or loss of tooth structure. The initial problem caused to suspects is sensitivity and might go severe to tooth cracking. If proper care is taken tooth erosion can easily be prevented.

 

7. Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that affects millions of people. Basically, tooth sensitivity means experiencing pain or discomfort to teeth from sweets, cold drinks, cold air, hot drinks, or ice cream. Some people with highly sensitive teeth even experience discomfort while brushing and flossing. The good news is that sensitive teeth can be treated.

 

8. Toothaches and Dental Emergencies

Toothache sounds a minor downside however actually is worse and unendurable. Whereas several toothaches and dental emergencies will be simply avoided simply by regular visits to the tooth doctor, we have to all understand that accidents will and do happen. Having a dental emergency can be terribly painful and alarming. Luckily, there is a scope do many things till you're able to see your tooth doctor.
 

9. Unattractive Smile

While an unattractive smile is not technically a "dental problem," it is considered a matter of concern by people who are unhappy with their smile or tooth structure and it's also a major reason that many patients seek dental treatment. An unattractive smile can really lower a person's self-esteem. Luckily, with today's technologies and developments, anyone can have a beautiful smile. Whether it’s teeth whitening, dental implants, orthodontics or other cosmetic dental work, chances are that your dentist can give you the smile of your dreams.

 

10. Cavities

Another one caused by bacteria within the mouth being left alone and given time to cause harm. As the "feast on sugar and starch remnants left on and between our teeth. When we they eat these carbohydrates, they secret an acid waste material. This acid dissolves the enamel." The bacteria then move in and board the areas left behind within the teeth and it become harder to go through brushing and flossing to these areas.

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