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10 Common Dental Problems

Jan 16, 2023

10 Common Dental Problems

Did you know? By practicing good oral hygiene, you can help in preventing yourself from various dental concerns. However, despite the importance of oral hygiene, we continue to see several dental problems among individuals today.

There is certainly a need for an upgrade in our everyday oral care. Thus, it is recommended to brush and floss using an electric toothbrush and a water flosser®. These advanced oral care solutions are suitable for every age group (including kids 8+ years). Make sure to buy a separate electric toothbrush for kids to ensure their best oral health from a young age itself.

In this blog, we'll have a look at the 10 most common dental problems experienced by individuals today.

1] Toothache: Toothache is one of the most common oral health problems experienced by people of all age groups. It's a condition where an individual experiences pain in or around the tooth. The severity of the pain varies depending on a number of factors such as the cause of toothache, oral health condition, and much more.

2] Sensitivity: Tooth sensitivity refers to the sharp pain that one experiences after having something hot or cold. It can be the result of a number of oral concerns such as receding gums, cracked teeth, thinner layers of enamel, and more. If you're someone who suffers from tooth sensitivity, then it is recommended to use an electric brush and a water flosser® to ensure a painless oral care routine.

3] Gum Disease: Gum diseases or gingivitis can be the result of poor oral hygiene. Plaque and bacteria can build up in the mouth, leading to several oral health concerns. It is essential to treat your gum problem at an early stage to avoid further dental health complications. If left untreated, it can lead to a more serious infection in the mouth.

4] Bad Breath: Bad breath or halitosis is also one of the most common dental problems. In order to prevent or treat bad breath, it is recommended to brush and floss daily using an automatic toothbrush and dental water flosser®. However, if an individual suffers from halitosis even after taking proper dental care measures, then it is recommended to visit a dental professional.

5] Teeth Staining: There are times when the teeth lose their natural white shine and begin to stain. There are three main types of tooth stains: Extrinsic, Intrinsic, and Age-Related staining. Consult your dentist for the best treatment for the stain, depending on your oral health

6] Cracked or Chipped Teeth: Cracked or chipped teeth can be quite painful and uncomfortable. The dental professional will suggest the best procedures that can be used to fix the teeth on the basis of your oral health requirements.

7] Enamel Erosion: Enamel erosion is the condition where the acid in the mouth wears away the enamel i.e. the outer protective layer of the tooth. It can be the result of a number of factors including excessive consumption of acidic and sugary food & beverages, aggressive brushing over a long period of time, and much more. Thus, it is always recommended to brush gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush in order to attain maximum oral health benefits.

8] Cavities: Cavities are tiny holes that are developed on the surface of the tooth. It is among the world's most common dental problems. If left untreated for a long time, the cavity can infect the deeper layers of the tooth, leading to infection, toothache, and even tooth loss. Make sure you visit your dentist to treat cavities in their early stage.

9] Teeth Grinding: Teeth grinding or bruxism is an oral health condition where an individual subconsciously grinds or clenches their teeth. Severe bruxism may damage the teeth and can lead to problems such as headaches, jaw pain, and more. A dentist will suggest to you the possible ways to reduce the grinding, thus ensuring your best oral care.

10] Dry Mouth: Dry mouth is a dental problem where the salivary glands aren't producing sufficient saliva. This makes the mouth dry. It can be the result of certain medications, aging, and more. Always sip water throughout the day in order to relieve dry mouth & throat.