Common Dental Problems - Our smiles are very important to all of us. As for the beauty queens, models and TV personalities, everything is banked on their looks. Their careers would not be as great without their smiles. If you think about it, there are even times that we often wonder and ask ourselves about them getting those perfect smiles. The answer to that is they take their hygiene and oral health very seriously.
There are many reasons to smile and people with a great set of teeth use those reasons to keep smiling. But there are some people who do not have the luxury of possessing that million-dollar smile, as there are a lot of people all over the world who suffer from many dental problems due to their ignorance or financial capabilities.
Why do Dental Problems Occur?
Most of the population around the world across all age groups suffer from common dental issues. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), the maximum cases of oral diseases occur in disadvantageous and poor population groups as they are unable to take proper care of their oral health because of their poor financial conditions.
Our teeth are to be safeguarded. They are a lot like our other organs of the body, they cannot be easily replaced. They may also wear and tear because of the biting, chewing and grinding if they are not well taken care of.
Taking care of the teeth means brushing two times a day or after every meal and flossing on a daily basis. It also means paying regular visits to your dentist and keeping a safe distance from food that can cause harm to them.
However, do not be totally complacent because you are already following an oral hygiene routine very religiously. Even people with a great track record of keeping their teeth healthy and strong can face minor and common dental issues.
Nonetheless, we are trying to make everyone aware and responsible for their oral health and hygiene by providing them with complete knowledge about these common dental problems, the reason why they happen and some home remedies to get rid of the issues.
Common Dental Problems
The general dental problems that occur are as follows:
1. Tooth Decay
Dental cavities are also known as tooth decays. Basically, tooth decay is caused due to a bacterial formation of sticky film on our teeth. Anyone can suffer from tooth decay, especially in old age people and children because of their consumption of great quantities of sugar or starch. Other adults are also prone to cavities because the gum tissue gets pulled away from the tooth root.
2. Gum Diseases
Gum diseases are a type of infection of the tissues that are surrounded in the teeth area. It is caused because of poor brushing and unhygienic habits that again happen to produce a sticky film of bacteria. The beginning of gum disease is known as Gingivitis that also affects our oral cavity. Gingivitis is a mild kind of gum disease that can be transposed.
3. Tooth Infection
Throbbing or gnawing toothache, pain while consuming food, tooth sensitivity from cold or hot food, pressure sensitivity, sour taste in the mouth, bad breath, swollen jaw, gums and neck glands, and fever are a few symptoms through which a minor cavity can transform into a tooth infection.
4. Enamel Erosion
Tooth stains and sensitivity can be the reasons behind enamel erosion. Tooth enamel cannot be grown fully and you can thus solve the erosion problem with dental treatments. Mostly the enamel erosion is caused by eating sugary, acidic, starchy food, excess intake of sodas and vitamin C.
5. Dry Mouth
Dryness in the tongue and mouth, bad breath, thickness in saliva, change in taste are a few symptoms of a dry mouth. Basically, less saliva is the main reason behind the occurrence of dry mouth and can have a harmful effect on the health of teeth and gum.
Home Remedies for Prevention of Dental Problems
1. Mix ½ a tablespoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water. Now take a sip of this mixture and swish around the mouth for 15 seconds and then throw it.
2. Crush a garlic clove and apply its paste on your tooth or gum for a few minutes. You can also chew a clove of fresh garlic for pain relief.
3. Take 2-3 drops of essential oil in your fingers and slowly massage your teeth with it.
4. Put a tea bag in boiled water for 4-5 minutes, then remove it and let it cool for a few seconds. When the bag is still slightly warm, apply it directly to the aching area for 5 minutes.
5. Take some natural Aloe Vera gel. Now apply and massage gently on the painful area of the mouth.
Try these preventive measures yourself to prevent all your dental problems by Dr Anurag Bhargava, the best dental implants surgeon in Indore.