Thursday, May 14, 2015

General Dentistry: Common Problems Treated

The American Dental Association (ADA) advise adults to have dental checkups at least a twice a year. Unfortunately, most dental visits often involve the treatment of a teeth or gum problem that could’ve been easily prevented. Besides good oral hygiene, having dental exams is an effective preventive measure against a number of dental and oral conditions. 

Have you ever experienced wincing when you eat certain types of food? This is mainly caused by sensitive teeth, the most common dental problem among patients both young and old. Damaged enamel and cracked tooth are a few of the reasons for the sensitivity-related pain, which may be remedied by sealing up the crack or cavity, and prescribing you with a desensitizing toothpaste.  

Another prevalent oral problem is tooth loss, which affect American adults between 20 to 64 years old. Missing teeth are often brought upon by some prior illness like tooth decay or periodontal disease, wherein both situations will impair the way you speak and eat. With advancements in dentistry, most patients are often given dentures or implants to replace their lost teeth.

Other than dental cleanings to remove plaque, it will also help your overall physical health if you minimize eating unhealthy food like candies and cookies. Besides water, always include fresh, nutritious produce in your diet and calcium-rich foods to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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