Dental problems are always serious, but most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental checkups can preventing dental problems. Here are some common dental problems.

Bad Breath

What you eat affects the air you exhale. Certain foods, such as garlic, onions etc contribute to objectionable breath odor. Once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs, where it is expelled. Odors continue until the body eliminates the food. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating. If you don’t brush and floss daily, particles of food remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food that collects between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can rot, leaving an unpleasant odor.

Tooth Decay

Sugar mixed with the bacteria in your mouth produces acid. This acid attacks and destroys the outer layer (i.e., enamel) of your teeth. When sugar is consumed in excess on a regular basis, or when oral hygiene is not being performed properly, the harmful effect on teeth can be dramatic, resulting in tooth decay. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and going to your regular dental check ups. Eating healthy foods and avoiding snacks and drinks that are high in sugar are also ways to prevent decay.

 

Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Studies have shown that periodontal disease is linked to heart attacks and strokes. Gum disease is an infection in the gums surrounding the teeth. Gum disease is also one of the main causes of tooth loss among adults. Regular dental check ups along with brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily play an important role in preventing gum disease.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a cancer that develops either in the oral cavity or oropharynx. Such cancers start in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Most of the oral cancers start in the flat cells that cover the surfaces of the mouth, tongue, and lips. Oral cancers could be dangerous to life if they are not diagnosed in time and treated early. If you notice any of the following, hurry to your dentist. A sore on your lip or in your mouth that has difficulty in healing, Bleeding in the mouth, Difficulty in chewing/ swallowing, speaking, moving the tongue or jaw, Hoarseness, chronic sore throat or voice changes,  Persistent sores on the face, neck, or mouth that bleed easily and do not heal within 2 weeks, Shaky teeth, Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth, Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck, Velvety white, red or white and red patches in the mouth

Mouth Sores

There are several different types of mouth sores and they can be pesky and bothersome. Unless a mouth sore lasts more than two weeks, it is usually nothing to worry about and will disappear on its own. Common mouth sores are canker sores, fever blisters, cold sores, ulcers and thrush.

 

Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion is the loss of tooth structure. Main cause for erosion is acid attacking the enamel.  Tooth erosion is a ‘silent epidemic’ and if you are not having regular dental checkups, it can go undetected causing significant damage and discomfort to your teeth

 

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity means experiencing pain or discomfort to your teeth from sweets, cold air, hot drinks, cold drinks or ice cream. Some people with sensitive teeth even experience discomfort from brushing and flossing. This is a common problem that affects millions of people. You can always walk to a dentist when you have sensitive teeth.

 

Toothaches and Dental Emergencies

Suffering from a toothache is like a nightmare for a common man. While many toothaches and dental emergencies can be easily avoided just by regular visits to the dentist, we all know that accidents can and do happen. Having a dental emergency can be very painful and scary. Fortunately, you can do several things until you are able to see your dentist.

Dental problems are always serious, but most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental checkups can preventing dental problems. Here are some common dental problems.


Bad Breath

What you eat affects the air you exhale. Certain foods, such as garlic, onions etc contribute to objectionable breath odor. Once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is transferred to the lungs, where it is expelled. Odors continue until the body eliminates the food. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating. If you don’t brush and floss daily, particles of food remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food that collects between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can rot, leaving an unpleasant odor.


Tooth Decay
Sugar mixed with the bacteria in your mouth produces acid. This acid attacks and destroys the outer layer (i.e., enamel) of your teeth. When sugar is consumed in excess on a regular basis, or when oral hygiene is not being performed properly, the harmful effect on teeth can be dramatic, resulting in tooth decay. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and going to your regular dental check ups. Eating healthy foods and avoiding snacks and drinks that are high in sugar are also ways to prevent decay.

Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Studies have shown that periodontal disease is linked to heart attacks and strokes. Gum disease is an infection in the gums surrounding the teeth. Gum disease is also one of the main causes of tooth loss among adults. Regular dental check ups along with brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily play an important role in preventing gum disease.


Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a cancer that develops either in the oral cavity or oropharynx. Such cancers start in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Most of the oral cancers start in the flat cells that cover the surfaces of the mouth, tongue, and lips. Oral cancers could be dangerous to life if they are not diagnosed in time and treated early. If you notice any of the following, hurry to your dentist. A sore on your lip or in your mouth that has difficulty in healing, Bleeding in the mouth, Difficulty in chewing/ swallowing, speaking, moving the tongue or jaw, Hoarseness, chronic sore throat or voice changes,  Persistent sores on the face, neck, or mouth that bleed easily and do not heal within 2 weeks, Shaky teeth, Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth, Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck, Velvety white, red or white and red patches in the mouth

Mouth Sores
There are several different types of mouth sores and they can be pesky and bothersome. Unless a mouth sore lasts more than two weeks, it is usually nothing to worry about and will disappear on its own. Common mouth sores are canker sores, fever blisters, cold sores, ulcers and thrush.

Tooth Erosion
Tooth erosion is the loss of tooth structure. Main cause for erosion is acid attacking the enamel.  Tooth erosion is a ‘silent epidemic’ and if you are not having regular dental checkups, it can go undetected causing significant damage and discomfort to your teeth

Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity means experiencing pain or discomfort to your teeth from sweets, cold air, hot drinks, cold drinks or ice cream. Some people with sensitive teeth even experience discomfort from brushing and flossing. This is a common problem that affects millions of people. You can always walk to a dentist when you have sensitive teeth.

Toothaches and Dental Emergencies
Suffering from a toothache is like a nightmare for a common man. While many toothaches and dental emergencies can be easily avoided just by regular visits to the dentist, we all know that accidents can and do happen. Having a dental emergency can be very painful and scary. Fortunately, you can do several things until you are able to see your dentist.

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