It is essential to note that almost 1 out of 2 Americans have a gum disease many other oral diseases. Which is caused by poor dental hygiene and oral car. Thus why it is necessary that you understand the common dental problems. Here are some of the common oral diseases and how you can prevent them.
Tooth decay and dental cavities are one of those problems. Normally caused by acids that end up breaking then teeth’s enamel. One thing that you should know is that these acids are products or bacteria activity in the mouth. To prevent this, you should brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and after meals. In addition, you should also floss accordingly, avoid snacking and if you must, do so on fruits and veggies. In addition, you should avoid sugary drinks like fruit juices and soda.
Besides, we have gum or periodontal disease. This is caused by the inflammation and infection of gums and the bone surrounding the teeth. While during the early stages it presents as gingivitis. Remember that this will make your gums to become swollen and bleed when you brush. This is one thing that when it left untreated the gum will recede and make you lose your teeth. This condition will make your mouth smell funny and bad. The major risk factors are by poor oral hygiene, crooked teeth, genetics, diabetes, stress, smoking, and compromised the immune system. Remember that there credible studies linking this problem to cardiovascular disease and other related problems and it should not be taken lightly.
The next disease is root infection. It is essential to note that if you have a cavity, abscess or consistently bleeding, it might be one of the signs you need a root canal. This problem is majorly caused by poor oral habits. The issue here is that most of the people always take this as a passing toothache and when they realize the pulp would have been attacked and is far gone. Here you will need to see a dentist to ascertain the state of your teeth and recommend the appropriate treatment measure.
Last but not least, there is halitosis or bad breath. This is a chronic bad breath that has some underlying causes and you should not mistake it to morning breath. Some of the major cause of halitosis is periodontal diseases, compromised immune system, tooth decay, and oral sores. Remember that no matter how much you brush your teeth still you will not manage to do away with bad breath.