Dental Problems

Date: June 19, 2011 Richard Jones

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Dental Problems –The Reasons Why Your Smile May not be so Bright

Everyone wants to have the most dazzling, whitest smile they can come up with; unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a perfect set of pearly white teeth. There are instances when a dental problem has advanced to a more serious issue before a patient will feel the need to seek help from a dentist. We at TID hope that with the proper information about common dental problems, you can help prevent these dental problems from evolving into a bigger issue in the future.

Common Dental Problems: Their Causes and Prevention/Solutions

Knowing the factors that cause dental problems will go a long way in their prevention (or in other cases, to finding their solutions). We have listed some of the most common dental problems and their causes, as well as what should be done to halt their progress into becoming more serious dental issues.

  • Stained or Discolored Teeth – this dental problem is caused by regular intake of coffee, tea and other dark-colored beverages; smoking also plays a huge part in staining your originally-white set of teeth. Other than abstaining from your caffeine and/or nicotine fix, this dental problem can be addressed by a teeth-whitening procedure.
  • Mild to Moderate Tooth Decay – Improper dental hygiene cause dental problems such as this, so make sure that you take care of your teeth by thoroughly brushing them regularly; dental checkups/cleaning should also be done on a regular basis. A dentist addresses this dental problem by removing the decay and filling the cavity that is left with a filling.
  • Missing Teeth – There are a number of factors that cause dental problems such as this one; some of these factors include poor dental hygiene, diseases and accidents. Dental implants or dental bridges (often supported by dental implants) are the most preferred solutions for this common dental problem.
  • Minor Gaps/Chips – Accidents and tooth decay may cause dental problems such as chips and gaps. A common dental problem like this can be effectively addressed by cosmetic dentistry – through veneers and dental bonding, which can eliminate the noticeable spaces between teeth in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Crooked/Overlapping Teeth – Crooked and/or overlapping teeth are harder to prevent, since there is only so much we can do naturally to influence the direction of how our teeth will grow out. A dental problem such as this one can be addressed by orthodontic treatments, such as traditional metal braces.

The common dental problems mentioned above are just some of the dental problems that patients face; there are a number of other dental concerns that need to be seen personally by a dentist before a solution can be suggested. It is still best to consult a dentist with your personal dental problems, so you can rest assured that your concerns are given the attention (and solution) they deserve.

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