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Common Problems

COMMON PROBLEMS

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay starts when bacteria that produces acid surrounds the tooth, this bacteria can likewise be called plaque. Fluoride in your teeth is is a vital tool for helping to kill the decay before it starts to rot your teeth. Healthy teeth have fluoride in the enamel intended to beat the plaque build up. Once decay has set in your tooth’s enamel, the procedure will move gradually. The decay will then make its way through your second layer of enamel; it will go to the pulp at an expanded speed. The part of your tooth that contains your tooth’s nerves and blood source is known as the pulp. The most vital area of your tooth is the pulp, and the decay will try to infect the pulp quickly. The pain of your tooth decay will be most apparent when the decay reaches this point because the decay will be eating the nerve endings in your tooth.

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth, or dentin hypersensitivity as a professional dentist calls it, makes one forget the delight of biting into their preferred food items. It is commonly a non-permanent ailment that develops soon after eating or drinking hot or cold foods, drinks and even inhalation of chilly air. There are various ranges of sensitivity reasons that suggest a signal of unfit tooth nerve. One of the sensitive teeth causes consists of the vulnerability of the dentin. It is the midsection layer of the tooth that uncovers after the tooth enamel erodes. It comes about when one eats a lot of sugar, concentrated items or excessive acidic foods. These foods cause the enamel to erode and uncover the dentin.

Gum Disease

Are your teeth and gums sensitive or sore?
· Are your tooth, gums red and swollen, do your teeth and gums bleed when you brush?
· Do you have Bad Breath?

These are all signs of Gum Disease. It is a condition caused by bacteria that got left on the teeth and gums. The bacteria attack the gums, which encompass and support the teeth, bringing about tissue loss and in an extreme case bone loss. All this can eventually lead to tooth loss.
The microbes harden on the teeth, forming a substance known as plaque. If you do not remove this plaque, Gum Disease will be inevitable.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Halitosis or bad breath is a common condition that affects almost all the population in varying degrees. It gets triggered by poor mouth hygiene, mouth infection, oral issues, food and beverages, constipation and medication. It can get cured with the right diagnosis and treatments.

Oral bacteria cause halitosis and as a result, release the unpleasant smell. Poor mouth hygiene, such as infrequent brushing or flossing of the teeth, allows the flourish of these oral bacteria. The decayed food leftovers in the mouth and in between the teeth can bring about awful odor too. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing can take away food scraps in the mouth and in the middle of teeth.

Canker Sores

A canker sore is a painful open sore in the mouth. It can be yellow or white, usually surrounded by an inflamed, reddened area. A canker sore is never a malignant sore (it is not cancer)

For reasons unknown, they seem to happen in females or ladies more than they do in males or men. It doesn’t matter how old you are; you could get them at any age. They often crop up when kids are in elementary school.

You can find canker sores within the cheeks, within the lips, on the palate and tongue and at the base of the gums.

Orthodontic Problems

Malocclusions are orthodontic issues that require children and adults to seek care from an orthodontist. There are many different types and most, if not fixed, can cause issues later in life.
Crowding of the teeth is one of the most common problems that require orthodontics treatment. Crowding occurs when a patient’s mouth doesn’t have enough room for all of the permanent teeth.

Orthodontics for children is important because:

– Problems with teeth and jaws can be disfiguring

– Sometimes, problems in teeth and jaws could hinder

normal speech and chewing

– Bite problems can wear down healthy teeth

– Crooked teeth make oral hygiene tough to achieve,

and lack of oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay and other health problems

– If left untreated, certain problems can even impact the underlying bone structure

– Orthodontic problems can lead to pain in the jaws.