Visiting the dentist can be hated by many. However, oral health is vital and hence you need to visit him at least once every six months. Oral problems are no fun however; fortunately they are all preventable through simple daily habits. Brush twice a day, floss daily, use a mouthwash etc. are some good habits by which you can ensure your mouth is healthy as it should be. Even with such good practices, you could still experience some oral problems which are quite common so here they are for you to gain some knowledge.
- Bad breath
This can be really embarrassing no matter what. It does not mean you are unclean or unhealthy, but it could be caused by some serious oral disease such as cavities, bacteria, dry mouth, gum disease or even oral cancer. You might opt to use a mouthwash; however that simple gives you a temporary solution and covers the odour. The real problem is left unsolved. If you have chronic bad breath, you need to see a doctor to ensure nothing too serious is going on in your mouth.
- Tooth decay
This is the second most common disease in the world apart from the common cold. Tooth decay is not restricted to children. It can occur at any age. It is caused by sugar settling on plaque; the sticky substance that forms on teeth, and then produces acid that damages the tooth enamel. Brushing and flossing are the easiest ways to prevent this. Also, pay attention to the food you take in. Avoid high sugary foods. Your doctor will recommend affordable dental implants Sydney if the matter is serious.
- Gum disease
This is when the gum surrounding your teeth gets infected. The seriousness of it is that some research says that there is a link between heart disease and gum disease; hence it needs to be treated immediately. Chronic gum disease can cause tooth loss too. For such instances, your dentist will recommend a dental bridge Sydney or implant. The daily good habits could easily prevent this. There is no age limit however it usually occurs after 30.
- Oral cancer
Research shows that a person dies every hour due to oral cancer. However, it can be easily cured if diagnosed in the early stages. It is most commonly caused by excessive alcohol usage and smoking. The symptoms are usually sores, lumps, difficulty in moving jaw or tongue etc. you need to see your dentist immediately if any of the symptoms are experienced. Ensure that the cancer test is part of your regular check-up.