Dental issues are mostly preventive in nature. They can be solved by brushing twice daily, flossing, and eating the right food and having regular dental check-ups. Though many of them are common issues, they should not be taken lightly as they may change into serious issues if they are not treated properly.
The dental issues that need immediate attention are:
· Bad Breath
Bad breath is an embarrassing problem. Bad breath is caused because of bad dental condition. Bad breath is caused because of Gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth and bacteria that can cause the bad smell to emanate from the mouth.
Using mouthwash or mouth freshener is only a temporary cure and visiting a dentist can only give a permanent cure.
· Tooth Decay
Tooth decay or cavities are the most common teeth problem. Tooth decay occurs when plaque covers the external portion of a tooth. They react with the food you eat to form acids which destroy the enamel and lead to tooth decay.
Cavities are formed at all ages and as you age, the attack rate increases because of the enamel erosion.
The food you eat plays a big part in the tooth decay as the chemicals and the sugar in the food react with your teeth enamel and decays them.
· Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Gum disease, is also called periodontal disease, is caused by the infection of gums around your teeth. Heart disease and periodontal disease have a link. This disease occurs after the age of 30 yrs and the main reason for this is smoking.
Gum disease should be cured at the early stages to avoid any serious complications.
· Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a very serious disease common in the people over the age of 40. This is caused mainly because of tobacco chewing and alcohol.
· Mouth Sores
Mouth sores occur inside the mouth. They are not contagious but is a case of concern if they persist for more than 15 days. Mouth sores that occur on the outer lips are contagious and not completely curable.
· Tooth Erosion
Tooth erosion occurs when the acid in your food attacks the enamel of your tooth and destroys the tooth structure.
· Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity affects millions of people and people feel discomfort while eating sweet or drinking cold or hot drink. Some people feel discomfort even while brushing and flossing their teeth.
Most of the dental problems are curable if they are treated in their initial stages. Dental problems are preventive in nature and they never should be avoided. All the dental issues need immediate attention for a cure.
Visiting a Depacific Dental Group regularly every six months will prevent most of the dental issues. Many of the dental issues can be solved by a dentist, but it is up to you to prevent them from escalating into a serious disease. Caring for your teeth daily, will not keep your teeth and mouth clean but will prevent many of your future health issues.