All of us are susceptible to dental problems, regardless of age. Being aware of the most common dental problems will also help you identify the signs on your own and may empower you to seek our treatment to address the issue before it escalates. To help you make informed decisions about your dental health, here are five of the most common dental problems in adults.
Your risk of developing gum disease, or periodontal disease, increases with age. Other risk factors include irregular dentist check-ups, smoking, and poor oral hygiene. Gum disease is typically caused by a build-up of plaque reaching the gums, causing them to become irritated. A dentist can treat gum disease with a deep cleaning before it escalates in severity
Tooth sensitivity involves experiencing pain or discomfort that's triggered by things like sweet foods, cold air, cold drinks, or hot drinks. You may even experience pain when brushing or flossing. Tooth sensitivity is usually the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed roots, though it may also be a sign of a cracked tooth. In any case, your dentist can address this problem for you.
Bad breath, or halitosis, is a symptom of many dental issues, including gum disease, cavities, dry mouth, and oral cancer. Minty gum and mouthwash may temporarily mask the problem, but a visit with your dentist is necessary for treating chronic bad breath.
Tooth decay is typically caused by a build-up of dental plaque, which may come from poor brushing habits and regular consumption of sugary foods and beverages. Decay can leave you more vulnerable to developing cavities and tooth sensitivity. If you have a severe build-up of plaque, you may need a dentist to give you a deep cleaning treatment to prevent further decay.
Feeling self-conscious about yellow, brown, or black tooth discolouration? You're not alone. Tooth discolouration is quite common and can occur for a variety of reasons. Staining and discolouration can be the result of diet, ageing, lifestyle choices, genetics, or a symptom of an oral health issue. If the discolouration isn't caused by a dental issue that must be treated first, you could ask your dentist about teeth whitening treatments.
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