Top 9 Dental Problem and their Solutions
As a person starts growing his body starts showing signs of deterioration. Be it the bones or teeth they all start deteriorating. When it comes to teeth then I must that this is the most vulnerable part of human body. Because of our erratic eating and drinking habits our teeth experiencing alot and that too at any age. You don’t have to be a senior citizen for tooth problems. Dental Problems can show up anytime at any age. So here I am listing 10 predominant Dental Problems and their solutions –
- Bad Breath
This is the most common in every age group. It affects our social presence big time. If facts are to be believed then nearly 85% people suffer from Bad Breath. The causes of Bad Breath are gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth and bacteria. You can use a mouth wash to hide it but it will not be cured unless you meet your dentist.
- Tooth Decay
After common cold Tooth Decay is the second most common disease in United States. Tooth Decay occurs when plaque forms on teeth and gets mixed with sugars or starches from the food we eat and drinks we have this in turn produces acids and attacks the teeth. The best way to avoid it is to brush twice, floss the teeth and visiting your dentist quite often.
- Gum Disease
Gum Disease or Periodontal Disease is also another common Dental Problem in many adults. Gum Disease is also related to heart attacks and strokes. This is the infection in gums surrounding the teeth which also results in tooth loss. There are two stages of Gum Disease – Gingivitis and Periodontist. Regular check up, brushing twice daily and flossing your teeth will help avoid this.
- Oral Cancer
This is a serious matter of concern for many people across the globe. Its said that every hour every day one American dies because of Oral Cancer. Every year nearly 300,000 cases of Oral Cancer are diagnosed globally. This is a curable disease if detected early. Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco and if you feel any lumps, swelling, soreness, finding it difficult to chew, swallow, speaking or moving your jaw do consult your dentist immediately.
- Mouth Sores
There are many types of Mouth Sores and they can be really irritating and bothering. Check for any mouth sores and in case it lasts for more than two weeks then its time to see the dentist. Common mouth sores are canker sores, fever blisters, cold sores, ulcers and thrush.
- Tooth Erosion
This is the loss of the tooth structure and is caused by the acids attacking the enamel of the teeth. Because we are more into eating of acidic foods and carbonated drinks hence we face tooth decay. The easiest way to avoid it is proper rinsing of your mouth after eating or drinking, avoid carbonated drinks, drinking sugar less tea or coffee, waiting for atleast 1 hour to brush your teeth after you have consumed acidic food or beverages. You can even chew sugar free gums so that you can avoid dry mouth as this will increase the flow of saliva and will allow your teeth to remineralize.
- Tooth Sensitivity
When you start feeling some discomfort in your teeth while eating something sweet, cold and/or hot that’s when you should know that you are prone to Tooth Sensitivity. You will also experience difficulty in brushing your teeth or even flossing. Depending on your condition your dentist can suggest you – Desensitizing toothpaste which will help block pain related to sensitive teeth, Root Canal, Flouride or Surgical Gum Graft – to cure tooth sensitivity.
- Tooth ache
Toothaches are unbearable and puts you off mood from anything you are doing. You would be unable to eat or drink properly. It might even result in high fever. But when suffering from tooth ache make sure you do not use any kind of pain killer. Clean your mouth with warm water. When using floss make sure you do it gently. But if the pain persists for more than a day or two then immediately seek help of a dentist.
- Broken Tooth
I wont call it a disease as it can be caused by any accident that you might have gone through. It can also be caused by some dental problem. There is nothing much that you can do when you have a broken tooth so its best to rinse the mouth properly and apply some ice on your gums to avoid swelling and immediately seek dental help.
So take a note of these signs and avoid things that do no good to you. Seeking a dentist help can be painful but its good to leave the work to the hands that know best how to do it. After all we love our smile so Keep Smiling.