Part two of our series on visiting a dentist explores some more dental problems you may encounter that require you to get in sooner rather than later.
More Dental Problems
In part one of this series we explored some common dental problems. Part two of this series will explore some more of them.
Here are some more common dental problems, according to the site Mouth Healthy:
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 checkups and periodontal examinations are so important. Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed. 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.
Did you know that the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth? If you are missing one or more teeth, there are plenty of reasons to correct the problem. For one thing, a large space between your teeth may affect how you speak or eat. Even if it’s not noticeable, a missing molar can affect how you chew. Remaining teeth may shift and in some cases, bone loss can occur around a missing tooth. With today’s advances, you don’t have to suffer from missing teeth.
Here are some options to replace a lost tooth or teeth. Talk to your dentist about which option is best for you:
Bridges. Anchored to your adjacent teeth, these can be removable or fixed, depending on your mouth, your dentist’s recommendation and your needs.
Dentures. An option if you’ve lost all or most of your teeth.
Implants. Most similar to a natural tooth.
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)
worn tooth enamel
exposed tooth root
Sensitive teeth can be treated. Your dentist may recommend desensitizing toothpaste or an alternative treatment based on the cause of your sensitivity. Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity. [READ MORE]
Dental Exams and Checkups: Prevention
If you get in for a check up, you’re more likely to avoid some of these dental issues. A lot of people neglect this however, but we can’t stress its importance.
So remember, you don’t have to wait until you’re suffering before you go in. So be proactive, and schedule an appointment with your your dentist in Gilbert.
Be sure to read part one and part three of this series as well.
Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234
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