Common Problems

M.BassDentistry-CommonProblemsDental problems are not fun but the good news is the majority of them can be easily prevented. By brushing and flossing at least twice a day, eating healthy and regular dental check ups you can avoid many common dental problems. Education is key to prevention.

Bad Breath

You are not alone if you suffer from bad breath. Also called halitosis, bad breath can be embarrassing and cause low self-confidence. According to dental studies, dental conditions can certainly be a cause of people’s bad breath. Gum disease, cavities, and bacteria are a few of the dental issues that can result in bad breath. While using a mouthwash may help the freshen your breath temporarily, only treatment from a dentist can improve your breath long term.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the second most common disease in the US (common cold is 1st). Tooth decay results from acids that attack the enamel of your teeth. The best way to prevent this 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.

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.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a widespread problem that impacts millions of people. If you experience pain or discomfort to your teeth from cold air or hot and cold foods you may be have tooth sensitivity problems. The good news is that sensitive teeth can be treated at your dentist’s office or with special toothpastes.

Toothaches and Dental Emergencies

The reality is despite how much you care for your teeth accidents and toothaches do happen. If it is an emergency please call our office right way so we can treat your problem.