As Sia Furler sang, ‘you’re never fully dressed without a smile’. Your smile is your most prized possession. It boosts your confidence and radiates happiness. So what is it that you can do to protect your smile—your biggest asset—from the danger of getting ruined?
According to the World Health Organization, oral diseases are the most common non-communicable diseases that influence people’s lives. Half of the World’s population is affected by dental caries that cause pain, infections and dulled smiles.
Here are some oral issues you need to watch out for.
Studies show that 50% of adults have bad breath, also known as Halitosis, at some points in their lives. It’s caused by bacteria, lingering food, a dry mouth and gum diseases. Sometimes, bad breath can be a sign of something more serious.
Dental caries cause discoloration and small holes in the teeth. Decaying teeth can spread infection from one tooth to another. This is caused by a high intake of sugar in the diet and can result in pain and tooth loss.
Gum diseases are called periodontal diseases and are mainly resulted by the use of tobacco. They affect the surrounding structures of the teeth and cause tooth loss, bad breath and a dry mouth.
Teeth discoloration or the yellowing of teeth can be caused by numerous factors, including smoking, excess fluoride, certain foods or plaque buildup.
Toothache is referred to the pain in the teeth. It’s caused by the inflammation of the pulp called Pulpitis. Some other causes include eruption of the wisdom tooth, spread of infection and cracked teeth.
Sensitive teeth are caused by the exposure of dentin. Dentin is a layer that covers the nerve endings. When receding gums or improper brushing technique expose the dentin, you may suffer from pain and irritation when eating hot/cold food.
These are fluid-filled blisters that can appear on the lips, tongue, gums and inner cheeks. They are triggered by stress, hormone imbalance and a weak immune system.
How to Avoid These Dental Problems
The above oral health problems can be prevented by taking the following steps:
- Brush your teeth twice a day and avoid aggressive brushing
- Don’t forget to floss at least once a day
- Limit your sugar intake
- Use a fluoride toothpaste
- Visit your dentist and get regular oral exams and check-ups
Prioritize your oral health! If you think you might be suffering from any of the above problems, Dr. Huh, a general dentist Cinnaminson NJ at Rapha Dental LLC, is waiting for you. We offer affordable dentistry services. Book a consultation with us today!