Three Common Dental Problems

Three Common Dental Problems

dental problemsMany of us get self-conscious while smiling. It is a result of many causes and factors together. The dental problem may be simple to treat but it may cause low self-esteem in people. Awareness about the problem and to break free from the fear of treatment anxieties is the first step to regain dental health. The most common conditions which people tend to ignore:

 dental problemsHalitosis: The common term for halitosis is bad breath. Few cases are easy to detect as the odor is evident when the patients talk. While other cases may be detected in clinics or by self-examining.

  • Causes of halitosis:


Gum disease, cavities

Poor oral hygiene

Oral or respiratory cancer, etc.

  • General measures to prevent halitosis:

Drinking plenty water.

Brushing twice daily together with cleaning tongue.

Avoiding alcohol, smoking, and coffee.

Treating any systemic disease if present.

dental problemsCavities and caries: These are result of bacterial activity which results in breakdown of tooth. Cavities and caries can be prevented when detected at initial stages. Regular checkups and cavity treatments are important.

  • Causes of cavities and caries:

Poor oral hygiene

High sugar or carb diets

Mouth more prone to cavities

Systemic conditions

  • General measures to prevent cavities and caries

Maintaining oral hygiene by brushing twice daily

Low sugar and carb diet

Regular fluorine treatments

Treating cavities at the earliest by various filling options.

dental problemsTinted or discolored teeth: Many of us complain about yellow teeth, which prevent us from smiling freely. This gives all the more reasons to treat discolored teeth. 

  • Causes of discoloration:

Poor oral hygiene

Excess consumption of alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco. Excessive smoking causes stains.

Aging can also cause discoloration.

Trauma is another cause which may cause the teeth to become non vital.

Anything in excess, like excess consumption of any particular fruit or vegetable, even excessive fluorides may also cause discoloration

Certain fillings like that in case of amalgam may also cause teeth to appear discolored.

  • General measures:

Maintaining oral hygiene.

Controlled consumption of alcohol, coffee, tea, etc.

Regular dental prophylaxis which includes scaling and polishing, this removes stains.

One can opt for home or office bleach too.

Best prevention in case of any dental problems is a quick dental clinic visit. If preventive measures are taken care of, dental problems remain at par. The healthier the oral cavity, the more radiant will be your smile!