Some Common Dental Problems

You may not like to hear it, but teeth can be troublesome. They contain nerves and live tissues, making them an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, both good and ugly. They are active, all the time, and get a little rest when we sleep. They also live up to a lot of strain, with chewing, grinding, talking as well as ageing. Even some persons, who follow the correct dental care programs, find themselves with teeth problems. Let us take a look at some common ones;

The most common problem is tooth decay. You may need to visit a dental clinic to sort it out with the dentist. This condition occurs when the bacteria in plaque have the chance to settle on your teeth. They manufacture an acid that will slowly eat into the enamel and form holes in the teeth. They are particularly fond of starch and carbohydrates, so stick to a healthy diet.Gum disease is a bacterial infection which happens due to accumulation of plaque in the mouth. They eat away at the gum tissue and also the ligaments which hold the teeth in place.

You might need orthodontics for this problem. There are five stages of gum disease and this gives you a fighting chance to ward it off in the early stages.Tooth infection happens when the root or the bottom part of the tooth becomes infected and gets filled up with bacteria. It can damage the nerves and the tissues of the pulp if it is untreated and left to itself. A fracture, deep crack, or a cavity can lead to the infection. The more severe root infections can cause the patients to develop painful abscesses. They will manifest as very sore swellings on the face. Quick intervention is needed.

Enamel degradation is another common problem. It is marked by very round and y discolored enamel surfaces which are noticeable to the naked eye. The y result due to exposure to corrosive materials, for example fizzy drinks and snacks high in sugar. The acid in these ingredients will wear down the enamel and also give it a stainless and unhealthy look. Sometimes brushing teeth vigorously can also lead to this condition.The problem of a dry mouth is also called xerostomia. It is caused due to a lack of saliva in the mouth. They can occur for any number of reasons, and is a well known effect of taking prescription drugs. If you are on drugs, ask your doctor what the solution can be. The risky part about dry mouth is that it divests the gums and teeth from essential lubrication and moisture. Saliva has antibacterial properties, and is useful in washing out the residual plaque from the teeth. Without it, the bacteria have a free run.