Brushing your teeth regularly is the simplest that you can do to maintain oral health. But if you take them for granted, it may lead to several problems that will eventually result in serious diseases that can affect one system to another.
Seeking help from health care professionals is also important as they can give you proper ways and recommendations on how to achieve optimum oral health.
Below are the common conditions that may arise due to poor oral health.
Bad breath also known as ‘Halitosis’ is a condition wherein a foul odor is present on the exhaled breath. It is very embarrassing because it is noticeable especially when you are talking face to face with someone.
Bad breath is often a symptom of other oral problems like tooth decay, inflammation of the gums and even oral cancer. Brushing alone can not cure bad breath. It will just cover up the unpleasant odor. The best thing for you to do is visit your dentist so you will find out what is causing your bad breath.
Tooth decay is one of most common oral problems of many people.
It is the result when plaque combines with the sugar that you eat forming an acid that damages the tooth enamel. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day will prevent tooth decay.
Tooth sensitivity is another condition that is experienced by most people.When your teeth are being attacked by bacteria the tendency is, they get too sensitive. It is characterized by mild pain and discomfort when taking in hot or cold food and drinks.
Tooth loss is the common result of tooth decay. The tooth enamel becomes weaker and weaker until it erodes.
- Gingivitis – It is the most common form of gum disease characterized by redness and swelling of the gums. Sometimes it can be mild that some people are not aware that they have inflammation. If it is not treated the soonest possible time, it can lead to severe gum infections and rapid tooth loss.
- Periodontitis- It is the infection of the tissues that surround the teeth. It may cause the gums to shrink, and so it loosens the teeth. It can be treated through non-surgical procedures like antibiotics, scaling, and root planing.
- Advanced Periodontitis- Severe periodontitis can no longer be treated by non-surgical procedures alone. It will already require dental surgery.