Unfortunately, everyone has trouble with their teeth. Gleaming, white teeth are something that everyone wants, but that a lot of people don’t tend to have because of neglect. That’s right, they neglect their oral hygiene, or at the very least they don’t put as much emphasis on it as they do their physical health. The result is that their teeth become damaged and cause them a lot of pain, or even worse in some circumstances. Here’re five common dental problems and how to fix them.
Tooth decay normally manifests itself as a cavity, but there are plenty of alternative forms of tooth decay. The important thing to remember is that tooth decay is when a tooth or the teeth are damaged. The best way to treat tooth decay is to clean teeth on a regular basis. Cavities form when plaque and bacteria from food form, so by clearing away the plaque the teeth will be less vulnerable. If it is already too late, head to the dentists and they will fill it will a crown.
Bad breath is not nice. The problem with bad breath is that it is hard to spot because you don’t breathe in your direction very often. And, because most people are nice, they won’t tell you that your breath stinks. Again, by cleaning teeth on a regular basis, you can stop bad breath at its source. Bacteria are the usual suspects with regards to bad breath, so ridding your mouth of bacteria is essential. Then, you can chew mints or gum to keep it minty fresh and smelling fine.
It is amazing how many people find chewing difficult. For the majority of us, chewing is a basic motion that we take for granted. For others, chewing is something that causes a lot of pain and discomfort. The problem tends to be with the bite itself. If the upper and lower jaw is not properly aligned, they will not come down in a straight motion, which causes pain. The best solution is bite correction. Surgery or braces will correct the malfunction and stop chewing from being an issue.
Sores also referred to as mouth ulcers, are very common. Why? They are common because they occur when you don’t clean your teeth properly. Plaque and bacteria rub on the gums and form a layer. The layer is a mouth sore that is very sensitive. Anything that touches the sore tends to hurt, which means you cannot brush it. One alternative is to use warm, salty water and swill it in your mouth. Salty water kills bacteria and also draws out fluid, which reduces swelling.
Gum disease is one of the most common diseases in the world. Almost one in five people have a form of gum disease at some point in their life. The only way to treat gum disease is with medicine. Because it is a disease, it is hard to fix without antibiotics. If you have a gum disease, go and see your dentist.