Most common dental problems

Posted by dentalia on Mar 10, 2016 5:22:03 PM

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As the largest chain of dental care in Mexico, at dentalia we are committed to providing you with vital information about your dental health.

Below is a list of common dental problems and ways to prevent them.

Gum disease

The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, which is the only stage that is reversible. If not treated, gingivitis may lead to a more serious, destructive form of gum/periodontal disease called periodontitis.

It is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs. That is one reason why regular dental check-ups and periodontal examinations are so important.

Good oral hygiene at home is essential to help keep periodontal disease from becoming more serious or recurring. Brush twice a day, clean between your teeth daily, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Missing Teeth

Did you know that the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has 3 or more decayed or missing teeth?

If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to correct the problem: a large space between your teeth may affect how you speak or eat, a missing molar can affect how you chew, remaining teeth may shift, bone loss can occur around a missing tooth.

Here are some options to replace a lost tooth or teeth:

Sensitivity

If hot or cold foods make you wince, you may have a common dental problem: sensitive teeth. Sensitivity in your teeth can happen for several reasons, including:

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Fractured teeth
  • Worn fillings
  • Gum disease
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Exposed tooth root

Sensitive teeth can be treated with desensitizing toothpaste or an alternative treatment based on the cause of your sensitivity. Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain.

Dry mouth

Everyone’s mouth can be dry sometimes, but if you feel like your mouth is always dry, it may be time to seek treatment.

Medications and certain health conditions can lead to dry mouth. Having a dry mouth is not itself serious but taking care of your teeth and gums and regular dental visits are important when living with dry mouth.

Without the cleansing effects of saliva, tooth decay and other oral health problems become more common. Patients using oral inhalers for asthma often develop oral candidiasis, an oral fungal infection, and are encouraged to rinse their mouths with water after using the inhaler.

Oropharyngeal Cancer

Ororpharyngeal cancer can affect any area of the oropharyngeal cavity including the lips, gum tissue, check lining, tongue, jaw the hard or soft palate and throat. It often starts as a tiny, unnoticed white or red spot or sore or swelling anywhere in the mouth or throat. 

The symptoms of mouth or throat cancer can include:

  • Sores that bleed easily or do not heal
  • A thick or hard spot or lump
  • A roughened or crusted area
  • Numbness, pain or tenderness
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite down.

At dentalia, we recommend regular visits to your dentist to improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early.

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