Top 5 dental problems and their solutions

Dental problems are very common and are never any fun, but most of them can be treated by a good dentist. Simple things like brushing twice a day, eating your meal at regular times and with regular Dental checkup are the basic steps that help you prevent dental problems.

In this below, we outline the most common dental issues that you face and the easy solutions for it.

 Bad Breath:  Bad breath is also known as halitosis. It can turn to be sometimes quite embarrassing. As per Dr. Vikas Gowd about 85 percent of people who have bad breath live with a dental condition.

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What would Dr. Gowd’s Dental Hospital recommend for bad breath?

Following are the few causes for bad breath

Food:  Breaking down of food particles around the teeth can increase bacteria and also cause a foul odor. And eating certain foods such as garlic and spices can also cause bad breath. Once these foods are digested, they tend to enter your bloodstream and are carried to the lungs and affect your breadth.

Poor dental hygiene:  Food particles will remain in your mouth if you do not brush for twice a day and this can cause bad breath. Colorless and sticky bacteria can form on your teeth. If you do not brush regularly, plaque can tend to irritate your gums and then they eventually form plaque filled pockets between your teeth. Your tongue also tends to trap bacteria that can produce odors. Dentures that are not cleaned regularly or do not fit properly can also cause odor causing bacteria and food particles.

Smoking:  Smoking and using tobacco products can always cause its own unpleasant mouth odor. People who are regular smokers and oral tobacco users are likely have gum that is another source of bad breadth.

Cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and bacteria on the tongue are also some of the dental problems causing bad breath.

For getting rid of bad breath, using a mouthwash may be a good idea but not a great one when you have a dental problem. Mouthwash can only mask the odor and not cure it. If you are suffering from persistent bad breath, an Appointment with Dr. Vikas Gowd can help you rule out any of the problems. 

Tooth Decay: Tooth decay also known as cavities happens when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on your teeth combines with the starches and sugars of the food you eat. Your tooth enamel is attacked by the combination that produces the acids.

Here’s what Dr. Gowd’s Dental Hospital would recommend for Tooth decay:

Cavities are not just for the children and one can get them at any age. As you age, you can easily develop cavities as the tooth enamel erodes. You can also get cavities if you have dry mouth due to advanced age or due to the medications that you take.

One of the best ways you can prevent your tooth from decaying is to Brush your teeth twice a day and also to go for regular dental checkups. You should also avoid snacks and drinks that are high in sugar. Visit a dentist who can recommend you treatments that will help you reduce your risk.

Gum Disease: Gum disease or periodontal disease is basically an infection of the gums that surrounds the teeth. It is one of the main causes of tooth loss among adults.  All of us are at the risk of getting gum disease, but it usually happens after age 30. Smoking is known to be the most significant risk factor. And dry mouth and diabetes are expected to increase your risk. The main symptoms of a gum disease are bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, painful chewing etc.

What would Dr. Gowd’s Dental Hospital recommend for Gum Disease?

If you brush your teeth at least twice a day and also floss daily, it can prevent gum disease. Regular dental checkups also help in preventing it. You should visit a dentist if you have signs of gum disease and get treatment so that further complications like tooth loss can be prevented.

Wisdom Tooth: One of the common surgical procedures today is the removal of wisdom teeth or the third molars. The wisdom teeth grows at the back of the gums and also the last teeth to come through. Wisdom teeth can sometimes grow at an angle or get stuck and emerge partially.

Here’s what Dr. Gowd’s Dental Hospital would recommend

You should see a dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing severe pain. Once your teeth are checked they will advise you whether it needs to be removed or not.

If your dentist thinks that it is good for you to get your Wisdom teeth removed, they will carry out an X ray of your mouth. This will provide a clearer view of the position of the teeth. If you have any teeth problems it is good to see the dentist as soon as possible.

Irregular teeth: If one has some teeth that are out of alignment, they can always lead to other problems, especially in the jaw joint and in the mouth’s overall health.  As the crowded teeth can always catch and hide particles of food, you are more likely to get cavities and decay that can cause further problems with gums. Chewing food can also be difficult and also can cause to break a tooth.

Braces, is the most common treatment for crooked and uneven teeth. They are the true method and also the most popular and effective for the majority of people. As the braces can be customized and can help people with severe misalignment, they are the most popular choice.

If you are facing any of the above issues and have not been able to solve it your own, it is time for you take an appointment with us.