The Top Three Most Common Dental Problems

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Your mouth may be a small part of your overall body, but there are all kinds of potential problems that can exist. One of the best ways to catch problems before they become serious is to make sure to schedule your dental appointments every six months with a qualified dental practice such as Johnson & Johnson, DDS. In the meantime, here are three of the most common types of mouth problems and how you can avoid them.

Bad Breath Everyone has had bad breath at one time in their lives. It is a very common oral problem, but it is also one that can be taken care of. Usually bad breath comes when bacteria in the mouth is left unchecked. Areas like the cheeks and tongue harbor all kinds of bacteria and are easily missed during regular oral hygiene. The best way to prevent bad breath is to make sure that you brush your tongue and cheeks whenever you brush your teeth. It will keep the bacteria at bay and will help to keep your breath fresh. Another way to prevent bad breath is to drink plenty of water. If there is enough saliva moving through your mouth, the bacteria that causes bad breath does not have enough time to collect on your tongue and cause trouble.

Gingivitis If someone were to tell you exactly how to make millions of dollars in a day, you would do it, right? Well, preventing gingivitis works much the same way except there is no secret to how to prevent gingivitis. All it takes is proper brushing twice a day and flossing daily. That’s all you need to know, but too many patients still come to their dentist with swollen, painful gums. If you want to prevent one of the most common dental problems, all you have to do is remember to pull out the dental floss and use it every day. You’ll notice a difference in your smile and your dental bill.

Tooth Sensitivity There are many people that suffer with tooth sensitivity. Usually, the sensitivity comes from exposed root tissue on the tooth. The root is more porous than regular enamel so it is a lot more susceptible to cold and heat. Exposed roots on teeth are usually caused by an overly aggressive brushing technique. Even if you don’t have sensitive teeth, you should still be using a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent the root from receding. Overall, if you have sore teeth, you should visit a dentist such as the professionals at Johnson & Johnson, DDS. Your dentist can help you to keep your teeth problem-free.

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