Wednesday, December 30, 2020

What are the most common dental problems?


No one likes going to the dentist, but the longer you avoided it, the more time you will ultimately end up spending in the dentist’s chair. There are a number of problems ignoring your teeth can cause and there are some that may be no fault of your own. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with common dental problems before you go to your next dentist appointment.

1. Stained Teeth

Medications such as tetracycline and doxycycline have been known to cause stains on teeth. Unfortunately, whitening toothpaste only removes surface stains and they will reappear after a little while. A dentist will use a special light and a whitening agent to remove stains.

2. Cavities

Cavities are caused when plaque builds up on your teeth. Plaque is a bacteria that causes holes in your teeth. You should brush a minimum of two times a day and use a fluoride rinse. Flossing it's just as important as brushing your teeth if not more. You should avoid drinking fruit juices, soda, and sports drinks.

3. Impacted Teeth

When a child gets their adult teeth sometimes they do not erupt correctly. The tooth may be caught against soft tissue or even another tooth. If it causes pain, an oral surgeon can remove the tooth.

4. Sensitive Teeth

If your teeth hurt when you eat a Popsicle or when you drink tea, it might be because you have worn out tooth enamel or a cavity. You may also have a fractured tooth or exposed roots. Your dentist will be able to tell you what is causing the problem after you have had an examination. There are some people who have sensitive teeth and will have to use special toothpaste.

5. Hypodontia

Most people have 32 teeth but some were born with a few less. People who have this condition can experience intense pain. It is a fairly common dental abnormality. It generally affects the second premolars and the upper lateral incisors. The teeth may be smaller than usual.

Oftentimes hypodontia is associated with a cleft palate or Downs Syndrome. It affects both the appearance of the teeth in the functionality of them. They are sometimes treated with orthodonture or partial dentures.

6. Toothache

An old fashioned toothache is one of the most common reasons a person goes to the dentist. It may be caused by gum disease, a cavity, or grinding your teeth. You can dull the pain of a toothache by rinsing your mouth out with salt water brushing often and flossing and taking aspirin or ibuprofen.

7. Crooked Teeth

Very few people have perfectly straight teeth. Getting braces has almost become a rite of passage. There are several options for braces nowadays. You can get Invisalign to wear during the day, invisible braces. or even traditional metal braces.

Finding a Dentist

Finding the perfect place for dentistry in the Charlotte area can be challenging. You should look for a multi-service dental office, that offers both pediatric and adult dentists. Make sure they have good reviews and a good reputation with the Dental Board.

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