Prevent Common Dental Problems … Before they Strike
Whether an adult or a child, dental problems can arise. Dental care should be practiced regularly from the time baby teeth emerge and throughout your life.
Bad breath can be an occasional affliction for anyone, caused simply by the foods you eat. But if it’s a constant and ongoing problem it can be a sign of deeper issues and a dental professional should be consulted.
Cavities can happen to anyone regardless of age. They are caused by the bacteria that live in your mouth creating acids that attacking the tooth enamel. It is absolutely important to keep your teeth clean, but even then cavities can occur. They can be detected early and stopped by seeing your Long Lake, Minnesota dentist regularly.
A minor toothache may be nothing to be upset by, but if it persists for more than 48 hours, call your dentist. It can be a warning sign of a more serious problem.
Bleeding or tender gumsare another big problem. Gingivitis and Periodontitis are both caused by the plaque present in everyone’s mouth. Tenderness in your gums is a sign of possible gum disease, which is easiest to control if caught early. If you suspect any type of gum issues, call your dentist immediately.
Finally, teeth erosion is caused by the acids in the food that we eat. It is the washing away of the tooth enamel. By limiting the amount of acidic food and beverages like coffee and sodas and rinsing your mouth after the consumption of acidic foods, you can help prevent erosion. Brushing an hour after eating or drinking will also help keep your teeth healthy.
Fortunately, good dental hygiene and regular visits to your dentist can prevent or eliminate most dental problems before they strike! If you live or work in the Long Lake, Minnesota area, contact us to schedule your appointment today!