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Most Common Dental Problems

Most Common Dental ProblemsThe most common dental problems can all be prevented or caught early by following four simple steps: brush twice a day, floss once a day, use mouthwash once a day, and make and keep dental examines every six months. Doing those things can prevent bad breath, avoid dental pain that might lead to an emergency root canal, and will even help catch early signs of mouth cancer.

The most common, preventable, and treatable dental problems include:

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is highly preventable, yet it is the second-most common disease in America following the common cold.

Gum Disease

Bad breath, clinically referred to as halitosis, is often caused by easily treatable gum disease. But if left unchecked, gum disease, also called periodontal disease, can do a lot more than keep your friends and family at arms length. Gum disease is one of the primary reasons people lose their teeth.

Crooked or Crowded Teeth

While a unique smile is not a problem, many people have no idea that overcrowded, gapped, or crooked teeth can have serious oral health implications. For example, when teeth overlap some, it is exceptionally difficult to brush or floss between those teeth. But where human-sized apparatuses have difficulty cleaning, decay-causing bacteria seems to have no problem reaching. Having your teeth straightened can not only improve your aesthetics, but it will also improve your oral health.

Broken, Chipped or Weaken Teeth

Whether it was caused by a blow to the mouth from an object or a fall, or from chewing on ice or a pen cap, teeth chip, crack and break regularly. This is surprising given that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in our bodies, yet it happens every day. Depending on the tooth, there are a variety of solutions to addressing these problems.


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