Dental problems can be very unpleasant, but the good news is that the majority of them can be easily prevented. By brushing and flossing at least twice a day, eating healthy, and having regular dental check-ups, you can avoid many common dental problems. Education is key to prevention!
Tooth decay results from acids that attack and destroy the enamel of your teeth. Tooth decay is the second most common disease in the US (the common cold is 1st). The best way to prevent tooth decay is by removing plaque on your teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly. Limiting sugary foods also helps by preventing the acid from forming.
Also called halitosis, bad breath can be embarrassing and cause low self-confidence. Unfortunately bad breath is a widespread problem. According to dental studies, dental conditions cause about 85% of people’s bad breath. Gum disease, cavities, and bacteria are a few of the dental issues that cause bad breath. While using mouthwash may help freshen your breath temporarily, only treatment from a dentist can improve your breath long term.
Tooth sensitivity impacts millions of people. If you experience pain or discomfort in your teeth from hot or cold foods (or even cold air) you may have tooth sensitivity problems. The good news is that sensitive teeth can be treated at your dentist’s office or with special toothpastes.
Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Did you know that periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, has been linked to heart attacks and strokes in recent studies? Gum disease is an infection in the gums around the teeth. Gum disease also causes tooth loss. The two major stages of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Regular checkups and brushing and flossing regularly limit the formation of gum disease.
Toothaches and Dental Emergencies
The reality is no matter how well you care for your teeth, accidents and toothaches do happen. In an emergency please call our office right way so we can treat your problem.