Common Dental Problems


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Bad Breath

One of the most common problems in general, is bad breath. This can be prevented by brushing regularly, cleaning your tongue and using a mouthwash. There are also other things that your dentist might recommend if the bad breath is severe.

Tooth Decay

This is extremely common in people who fear going to the dentist as the decaying is not properly dealt with and continues to become a serious problem. A good way of avoiding this other than having a good oral hygiene routine is by eating less sugary foods and drinks. You may be surprised at how much sugar is in the drinks you consume. Take the extra time to inspect the ingredients and nutritional value. Gum disease is also a common problem which leads to tooth decay and tooth loss.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity affects millions of people and can be temporary or long-lasting. Some people may only be sensitive to very cold things such as ice cream but others can experience pain when cold air or sugary things come into contact with their teeth. Sensitive teeth often means thinking ahead before eating and drinking anything, and even brushing teeth can be a problem. Your dentist may be able to provide you with specific toothpaste or treatment options for tooth sensitivity.

Toothache

Most people experience some degree of toothache at some point in their lives. This may be due to tooth decay, trauma, molar teeth etc. Regular dental check-ups can help avoid toothache but if you are experiencing problems, you should contact your dentist for an examination and advice.


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