We all know that oral hygiene is important. However, sometimes problems can manifest and seem beyond our control. You should always seek medical advice or visit your dentist if you believe you might have a serious dental problem. If you have lost teeth due to dental problems, you might need a Dental Implant London to improve the appearance of your smile. Here are some of the most common dental problems and how you can avoid them.
Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is also known as dental cavities and it occurs when the bacteria within plaque is left on the teeth. The bacteria produces an acid which damages the enamel of the tooth and causes holes to form. Eating a high amount of sugary and starchy foods, such as fizzy drinks, sweets, and cakes, can increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth. The best way to avoid tooth decay is to eat a healthy and balanced diet. You can still enjoy sugary treats but limit your consumption, so you aren’t exposing your teeth to excessive amounts of sugar. It’s also a good idea to attend your dentist check-ups regularly so they can spot the warning signs of tooth decay before you need a filling.
Gum Disease
Red, inflamed gums which bleed when brushed are a sign that you have gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection which is caused by large amounts of plaque on your teeth. The bacterium within plaque damages your gum tissue, weakening the joints which hold your teeth in place. Over time, this could lead to tooth loss. However, this only usually occurs in very severe cases of gum disease and there is usually plenty of time to reverse damage if you spot gum disease. Use a specialist mouth wash which will protect your gums and make sure to brush them.
Tooth Infection
An infection of the root of your tooth can be painful and cause damage to the nerves of your tooth if it isn’t treated. The only way to treat a root infection is to have root canal treatment, which is expensive and painful. To avoid a tooth infection it’s best to biting into extremely hard foods as this can cause a crack to form in the tooth, leading to infection. It’s also a good idea to maintain a good oral hygiene routine, brushing your teeth and gums twice a day to prevent a build-up of plaque and bacteria.
Enamel Degradation
If you’ve noticed that the tips of your teeth are looking a bit see-through or discoloured, this is enamel degradation. It’s a very common problem which is caused by consuming large quantities of fizzy drinks, sugary snacks and acidic fruits and juices. All of these foods and drinks contain corrosive acid which damages the enamel of your teeth, making it look yellow and unhealthy. Brushing your teeth too hard can also cause enamel degradation. To prevent this common problem, it’s a good idea to cut down on your consumption of sugary foods. In particular, fizzy drinks and sports drinks should be eliminated from your diet as this is a leading cause of enamel degradation.

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Robert Alleson