A smile can be caused for many reasons; happiness, a laugh, joy, being in love, or any other causes that make us feel content and it’s our way to express it to the world.
It is sad when no matter how happy a person feels they avoid smiling because of being embarrassed about their teeth, there are plenty of common dental problems that make smiling a no go on many people.
Taking your oral health seriously can prevent many disadvantages in oral hygiene and health which later lead to dental problems, many times not taking care of "simple" tooth decay in time can lead to losing the tooth completely, making the damage greater than it could have been if have taken care of it the first place.
Teeth are to be treasured for most of us and are as important as any other part of our body that make our daily life easier, they sometimes can be complicated to replace. With all the strain the get from chewing, biting, and grinding they will wear and even tear if not giving the proper care.
How to prevent dental problems
We all know the simple basic rules for taking care of our teeth and not having a bad breath, brushing at least three times a day or even better after every meal, flossing regularly, and visiting your dental clinic 2 times a year, all this to prevent dental problems.
However, even people with an excellent record of their daily teeth cleaning routine can encounter common dental problems, so don't be 100% complacent at all times.
We, at Sani Dental Group, take care of our patients in and out of the clinic and we want everyone to be responsible for their oral health by being aware of common dental problems, what causes them, and most importantly how to prevent them.
Common Dental Problems
- Cavities/ Tooth decay Gum Disease
Tiny holes that appear as dark spots on top of the tooth area permanently damaged. This is quite the most common dental problem in almost 100% of adults and even appears on infants.
These little buddies can turn out to be highly painful if not taken care of at an early age, meaning ASAP. This problem leads to tooth decay and most cases needing fillings. The other bad thing is that if you spot one spot and don't take care of it ASAP, it is likely to spread to other teeth.
- What is the cause?
Cavities and tooth decay are common dental problems among adults, and children. Caused by bacteria left too much time in your mouth from lack of oral hygiene, sugary drinks, foods, and smoking, these are the main causes of cavities in most adults.
In children, it is very common due to the lack of discipline of oral hygiene and the consumption of many sugary foods.
The obvious signs of cavities are dark stains, toothache, sensitivity, sudden pain when eating or drinking cold or hot things, pain when biting and visible holes on the surface of your teeth in advanced cases.
- Consume high sugar and starch content in smaller and more responsible ways.
- Brush your teeth after eating these kinds of foods, right after if possible.
- Rinse your mouth - if you can't brush your teeth right away rinse with clean water.
- Drink more water than sodas, it is better for your teeth, diet and body.
2. Gum Disease
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, although it is reversible when treated at this early stage. When it’s not taken care of, it turns into periodontal disease. If Periodontal disease occurs, it must be treated immediately. Otherwise, this dental problem evolves into stage three of gum disease, which can cause teeth to fall off.
15% to 25% of adults in the age of 45-44 years old have periodontal disease, losing their teeth by the age of 50.
Bacteria from plaque accumulated that attacks your ligament in your gums, it can easily be prevented by always having good oral hygiene.
The symptoms of this dental problem are very obvious like bad breath, bleeding gums when brushing, swollen red or tender gums, and in advanced cases pus development around the base of your teeth when at this stage it is because people let it evolve to this and must visit a dentist right away.
- Always maintain adequate oral hygiene, brush, and floss properly. Also, make sure to visit a dentist at least twice a year.
3. Oral Cancer
This is the deadliest dental problem people encounter, and sadly it is very common too. Approximately 54,000 cases are diagnosed every year only in the United States. And even more sad is that 13,500 deaths yearly are reported for this deadly tooth problem alone.
The numbers alone are enough to emphasize the seriousness of this dental problem.
Usually starts as a pinkish growth in the mouth, that cannot be easily noticed since our gums are naturally pink.
This, brings back why it is highly important to visit a dentist for regular checkups, since they are the one that know what to look for and notify you to start a prevention treatment for many things. and that is a prevention tip.
4. Tooth Loss
Many common dental problems lead to tooth loss. Especially periodontal disease when it’s not treated immediately.
Tooth decay also leads to the extraction of a tooth, making it impossible to save and making implants the only solution, and the same thing happens for root infection.
Luckily dental solutions in Mexico are very affordable for this type of situations for patients needing dentures or dental implants, and of course, being as highly reliable if not more than in the United States.
At Sani Dental Group we specialize in offering top of the line solutions from standard titanium to Nobel Biocare implants, with a 5 year warranty and highly experienced doctors that will bring back your smile and your teeth.
Of course, for those looking for MORE affordable dental solutions in Mexico, there is also the option of Partial and Full Dentures. Go over these options with us and see how you can save more than 70% on many dental procedures with us at Sani Dental Group.
Common preventions for any dental problems
- Day to day appropriate oral hygiene.
- Brush after every meal
- Regular check-up with a dentist
- Avoid many sugar foods and drinks
- DON'T SMOKE
- Regular teeth cleaning
Drinking alcohol frequently can also cause dental problems when people don't have a habit of brushing when finishing the day and beginning.
Go for healthier habits that will benefit not only your oral health, but your body in general, eat healthier, brush after every meal, drink more water, and don't forget to visit your dentist for a check-up appropriate.
The key is noticing early signs of any dental problem to prevent it from evolving to something worse and bigger.
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