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FAQS About Dental Health
Posted on 6/20/2022 by Evan
Usually, oral bacteria is kept at bay by the body's innate defense system and basic dental care practices like brushing and flossing twice a day. Bacteria could, however, accumulate and lead to inflammation in the mouth, for example, dental cavities, halitosis and gum disease. It is important to consult with your dentist to address concerns you might have about your dental health.
FAQ on Dental Disease Symptoms and Exams
The onset of dental disease manifests in the mouth and is noticed during normal oral activities like chewing or brushing. Soreness, bleeding, jaw and tooth pain, sensitivity, swelling, and halitosis are the most common signs of oral problems. In case of dental trauma, broken or chipped teeth may indicate the need for a dental emergency.
Frequent dental examinations help dentists diagnose health problems before advancing into more complicated and expensive treatments. The dental hygienist cleans bacterial and plaque buildup from teeth and gingival surfaces during a dental exam. The dentist then uses probing devices to examine spots or stains on tooth surfaces. Dental examinations may incorporate digital imaging techniques like x-rays. This helps give the dentist a better visual of the mouth cavity to give an appropriate diagnosis of a certain illness. Recent advancements in the field have ensured that dental x-rays are safe for all kinds of patients, especially for children or patients diagnosed with a dental ailment due to their low-level radiation.
FAQs on tooth decay and tooth loss
Tooth decay is often the root cause of most dental concerns. As a result of poor oral hygiene, bacteria and food accumulate on the teeth surface, encouraging the growth of oral bacteria that feed on the plaque, and food remains to produce an acid. This acid is responsible for eroding the teeth' enamel. Dental decay, if left untreated, leads to other oral complications like periodontitis, which is an advanced and irreversible form of gum disease.
There is a wide misconception about aging being a major cause of tooth loss. However, teeth should naturally last for a lifetime with the proper dental care, even though aging brings on other health complications due to a weakened immune system and bone weakness. Trauma, disease and neglected oral care could lead to tooth loss.
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