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Know All About Common Oral Problems and Their Prevention

 

Oral problems are not limited to toothaches. They can be anything from discoloured or stained teeth to misaligned teeth, a missing tooth, and cavities. A toothache can be a symptom of a specific problem on the tooth and gums. Regardless of the issue, any problem should warrant a visit to the best oral surgeon in Ontario for the right treatment and solution. Knowing the most common oral problems should be helpful in determining when it is time to visit the dentist. You should also do your part in preventing them from happening. Here they are in no particular order:

 

  • Tooth decay – Cavities are easy to develop. Eat sweets and starchy food, and practice poor oral hygiene habits, like infrequent or not brushing and avoiding flossing. Tooth decay can develop at any age, but you are at a higher risk when the tooth enamel erodes. To prevent that, avoid sugary food and drinks, eat healthy food, floss daily, and brush at least twice a day. Visiting the best oral surgeon in Ontario regularly for a check up is also a preventive measure against cavities.

 

  • Bad breath – An unpleasant odour could come from your mouth if you have eaten something that may have caused it, such as garlic or onions. It should go away when you brush your teeth and gargle. However, persistent bad breath that won’t go away could be a sign of oral cancer, cavities, gum disease, bacteria on the tongue, and dry mouth. In that case, you should see a dentist for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
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  • Gum disease – Also known as ‘periodontal disease’, it occurs when there is an infection on the gums. Everyone can develop this oral problem at any age, usually after 30, but people who smoke, have dry mouth or diabetes, are at a high risk. You can prevent periodontitis and gingivitis, the two major stages of the disease, by brushing properly, flossing daily, eating a healthy diet, and using a good mouth rinse that can reduce plaque formation. If symptoms persist, be sure to see the best oral surgeon in Ontario for treatment.
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