Oral health care and the most common dental problems go side by side but before Good Healthy World talks about the common dental problems, lets talk about Oral Health. Oral Health is a condition in which the mouth is free from any sort of chronic pain,tooth decay,tooth loss,gum diseases,birth defects etc. People usually neglect their oral health which often leads to enormous diseases as they say “Mouth is a window to your overall health’’. It does not only affect your mouth but also your overall health. So it is important to prevent such diseases and keep a good oral hygiene.
Common Dental Problems
One of the most common dental problems is this tooth decay. As you know that the dental cavity is a hole in the tooth and this cavity is the result of a process known as tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when plaque (a sticky substance ) occurs on the teeth when combined with sugars of the food we eat. This combination produces acid that attack our teeth. The best way to prevent this decay is to brush twice a day, floss daily and avoid eating food that contains high amount of sugar.
Another one of the most common dental problems is bad breath. It is medically known as ‘halitosis’. It is a result of poor dental hygiene and made worse by type of food you eat. As foods are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream they are eventually carried to your lungs and given off in your breath. Regular teeth brushing, cleaning between the teeth, cleaning the tongue and mouthwashes can solve the problem.
Also, one of the most common dental problems includes the gum disease. Gum disease is also known as ‘periodontal disease’. Gum disease is also linked to heart attacks and strokes.
Gum disease is the infection of the gums around your teeth. As it gets worse, it can lead to tooth loss. There are 2 stages:
This affects the gums only.
This affects the gums as well as the bone surrounding the tooth.
Regular dental check ups along with brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily play an important role in preventing gum disease.
Tooth sensitivity is caused by the gradual exposure of the softer part of your tooth that lies under the tooth enamel, called “dentine”. It is pain or discomfort to your teeth from sweets, cold air, hot drinks, cold drinks or ice cream. Brushing with a desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride rinses, using soft toothbrush and keeping your teeth clean can help.
Mouth sores may be caused by irritation from:
- A sharp or broken tooth or poorly fitting dentures
- Biting your cheek, tongue, or lip
- Burning your mouth from hot food or drinks
- Chewing tobacco
The following steps can make you feel better:
- Avoid hot beverages and foods, spicy and salty foods, and citrus.
- Gargle with salt water or cool water.
- Take pain relievers like acetaminophen.
- Over the counter gels like enziclor etc.
No two people have the same set of teeth,
your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint,
so be proud of your unique set of teeth 🙂