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5 Oral Problems and How to Treat Them

Nowadays, it’s a big deal having oral problems. Common dental problems are easy to identify such as tooth decay, gum disease, tooth infection, enamel degradation and lastly, dry mouth.

Here are some common oral problems and how to treat them.

5 Oral Problems and How to Treat Them

1. Tooth Decay

Also known as dental caries or cavities, it is due to bacteria present in plaque that settles on teeth.

But no worries; it can be treated by brushing and using floss regularly, attending routine dental check-ups and avoiding too much sugary foods.

5 Oral Problems and How to Treat Them

2. Gum Disease (Periodontitis)

Also known as periodontitis, this is a bacterial infection from plaque. It ensues when bacteria eats away the gums and the soft tissues that hold the teeth in place. Consulting a dentist is the best way to treat this. Antibiotics are used to treat this condition.

5 Oral Problems and How to Treat Them

3. Tooth Infection

This occurs when the root of a tooth develops infection with bacteria. It damages the nerves and the tissue inside the tooth itself. It can be very painful if left untreated. The only treatment for this is a root canal treatment.

5 Oral Problems and How to Treat Them

4. Enamel Degradation

This is a very common problem and is marked by noticeably discolored enamel surfaces. It may also be due to exposure to soda drinks and sweets. Visiting a dentist is the best way to solve this kind of problem.

5 Oral Problems and How to Treat Them

5. Dry Mouth

This is also known as xerostomia and may be caused by a dry mouth. And, if left untreated, it can cause decay. The bad thing about a dry mouth is that eliminates essential moisture in the teeth and gums

Saliva actually has mild antibacterial effects and can wash away plaque from teeth. So, without it, bacteria may remain on the enamel and they may erode teeth. Those who are more at risk are the older ones. As we age, saliva production may slow down while stress against teeth increases. Unfortunately, there’s no real treatment for a dry mouth, except drinking more water.

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