One thing that you need to know that it is estimated that 1 out of 2 Americans have gum diseases among other oral diseases. This is as a result of poor dental hygiene and oral care. Because of that, you need to understand the common dental problems. By the end of this topic, you will discover more common oral problems and how you can prevent them.
Let us start with tooth decay and dental cavities. This caused by acids that end up breaking down the teeth’s enamel. The acids are products or bacteria activity in the mouth. One way of preventing this is by brushing your teeth twice a day and after meals with fluoride toothpaste. Apart from that, you should floss accordingly, avoid snacking and if you must, do so with veggies and fruits. In addition, you should avoid sugary drinks like fruit juices and soda.
Apart from that, we have gum or periodontal disease. You find that this is caused by the inflammation and infection of gums and the bones surrounding the teeth. During the early stages it often presents as gingivitis. Remember that this will make your gums to become swollen and bleed when you brush. This is one thing that when it left untreated the gum will recede and make you lose your teeth. With this problem, your mouth will smell funny and bad. Some of the major risk factors are by poor oral hygiene, diabetes, stress, smoking, crooked teeth, genetics, and compromised immune system. It is essential to note that this is a problem that should be taken seriously since there are credible studies linking it to cardiovascular disease and other related health conditions.
In addition, we have root infection. You find that when you have a cavity, abscess or consistently bleeding, it might be one of the signs you need a root canal. One of the major causes of root infection is poor oral habits. The big problem is that the majority always take this as a passing toothache and by the time they realize, it is possible that the pulp has been attacked. Here you will need to see a dentist to ascertain the state of your teeth and recommend the appropriate treatment measure.
Last but not least, there is halitosis or bad breath. You find that this is a problem that has an underlying cause, not the morning breath. Bad breath can be caused by things such as periodontal disease, compromised immune system, oral sores, and tooth decay. One thing that you need to know is that no matter how many times you brush your teeth in a day, you will not manage to do away with bad breath.