Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental checkups are essential in preventing dental problems. Educating yourself about common dental problems and their causes can also go a long way in prevention. If you’re suffering or worried about your oral health, give us a call now at 916-457-7710.
Do you suffer from one or more of the top 8 reasons people visit the dentist?
If you suffer from bad breath, you are not alone. Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be downright embarrassing. According to dental studies, about 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental condition that is to blame. Gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth and bacteria on the tongue are some of the dental problems that can cause bad breath. Using mouthwash to cover up bad breath when a dental problem is present will only mask the odor and not cure it.
Did you know tooth decay, also known as cavities, is the second most prevalent disease in the United States (the common cold is first). The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and going to your regular dental check ups.
Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Studies have shown that periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is linked to heart attacks and strokes. 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 is a serious and deadly disease that affects millions of people. In fact, the Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that someone in the United States dies every hour of every day from oral cancer.This serious dental disease, which pertains to the mouth, lips or throat, is often highly curable if diagnosed and treated in the early stages.
Tooth erosion is the loss of tooth structure and is caused by acid attacking the enamel. Tooth erosion signs and symptoms can range from sensitivity to more severe problems such as cracking. Tooth erosion is more common than people might think, but it can also be easily prevented.
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that affects millions of people. Basically, 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. The good news is that sensitive teeth can be treated.
Toothaches and Dental Emergencies
I can’t think of much worse than suffering from a toothache. 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.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.
While an unattractive smile is not technically a “dental problem,” it is considered a dental problem by people who are unhappy with their smile and it’s also a major reason that many patients seek dental treatment. Luckily, with today’s technologies and developments, anyone can have a beautiful smile.
If you’re suffering from any of the 8 issues listed above, give us a call now to discuss the best treatment options. Don’t wait, some dental problems become larger, more painful, and more expensive the longer you wait. Give us a call today, at (916) 457-7710