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Common Dental Problems and Diseases to Be Aware Of

According to the most recent report from Statistics Canada, in a 12 month period, almost three-quarters of Canadians saw a dentist.

 

This may lead you to believe that the other 25% didn't have any problems, but dentistry should be a preventative practice, and that is why regular checkups are so important.

 

And in order to keep your mouth healthy, you need to know what to watch out for. Read on to learn the most common dental problems and diseases that you should be aware of.

 

Bad Breath


Bad breath is often the most common sign of dental problems in an individual.

 

Research has found that in as many as 85% of cases of halitosis (the medical term for bad breath), the problem was caused by other oral issues.

 

Tongue coating, gingivitis, or a combination of both were the most common causes. So, persistent bad breath is worth examining to find solutions that may improve your dental health.

 

Tooth Sensitivity


Do you experience pain or discomfort when your teeth are exposed to extreme heat or cold or perhaps even from sweets? You are experiencing tooth sensitivity, and it is very often treatable.

 

Depending on the cause, it can be resolved with simple regular brushing with an appropriate toothpaste, but if it has developed quickly, there may be a more immediate resolution required as this could be a sign of cracked teeth or even an abscess.

 

Tooth Erosion


Tooth erosion is becoming increasingly common for people who don’t practice dental care.

 

With the right routine and help from your dentist, tooth erosion is preventable. It occurs when the enamel in your teeth is attacked by acids. This breakdown in the enamel can result in the loss of tooth structure which will then require replacing.

 

But following your dentist's advice and catching this early enough can turn things around.

 

Gum Disease


And finally, one of the most common signs of problems is gum disease. Gum disease is one of the primary causes of tooth loss in adults. 

 

You can recognize gum disease when your gums start to experience one or several of the following issues. Redness, swelling, soreness, or bleeding and can even contribute to bad breath and painful chewing.

 

Common Issues With Common Solutions
 

These issues are among the most frequent that dentists deal with on a regular basis, but there is a simple solution. 

 

Simple care and maintenance of your teeth and gums can make the world of difference. Regular brushing and effectively caring for your gums and teeth can reduce the likelihood of these issues significantly. Periodic visits to your local dentist to ensure no issues go unnoticed are important if you want your mouth to stay in top condition.

 

But if problems do arise, Dentistry in Streetsville offers a wide range of dental services to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

 

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If you are looking for a local dentist in Mississauga, we recommend you take a look at what our customers have to say about our services.

 

As a family-run dental clinic, we seek to provide the best care for you and your loved ones. Contact us to book an appointment.

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