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Common Dental Problems You Should Know


Posted on 1/25/2021 by Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA
Common Dental Problems You Should KnowDid you know that not brushing your teeth regularly and adequately can result in a plethora of dental problems, some of which even end up being life-threatening?

Most people are only aware of a few common dental issues such as toothache, gum infection, and tooth decay, for instance. However, the truth is that there are so many other dental infections and diseases that can occur without you even realizing it.

It is essential for you to educate yourself about common dental problems, as this knowledge can greatly help you prevent them in the future.

Bad Breath


Also known as 'halitosis,' bad breath isn't only a sign of other serious dental problems, but it can also be extremely embarrassing for a person, especially when they are out in public.

Bad breath is typically caused by factors such as:

•  Dry mouth
•  Cavities
•  Gum disease
•  Oral cancer

and many more. The best way to prevent bad breath is to use mouthwash and brush your teeth at least twice a day.

Toothache


From food stuck in your teeth to a chipped or broken tooth, there are so many factors that can cause serious toothache.
If not treated, a toothache can worsen over time, leading to other serious dental issues and conditions. It is best to visit your dentist at the very first sign of a toothache in order to prevent it from worsening.

Stained Teeth


You can probably relate to this if you are a habitual tea and coffee drinker. Stained teeth are a common dental issue faced by many people, primarily due to drinking beverages like coffee, tea, and wine, and also due to following poor dental practices and habits.

The best option for treating stained, discolored teeth is visiting your dentist for professional teeth cleaning treatment.

Cavities/ Tooth Decay


Tooth decay or cavities are generally caused due to the bacteria living in your mouth as well as consumption of foods and drinks like sodas, sugary drinks, and snacks.

Some common symptoms of cavities include tooth stains, sensitivity, toothache, pain when eating or drinking, among many others.

Make sure to visit your dentist on a regular basis to prevent the onset of these dental issues, as well as to keep your dental hygiene in perfect condition. If you have any questions about your oral health, talk to us by calling us at (469) 444-7919.
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