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What Are Oral Health Diseases?

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
a close up of a mouth with inflamed gumsOral health is crucial for maintaining overall well-being and preventing health complications. While there are many dental issues, consult a dental professional to pinpoint the problem and recommend effective solutions. If you suspect a problem with your oral health, do not attempt home remedies before consulting your dentist. We can assess, diagnose, and address dental issues before they become more pronounced. Here are common oral health issues to look out for.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, or cavities, is a common oral health disease that affects many people globally. Sensitivity to cold, hot, or sweet foods and the development of small white spots on the teeth are early signs of tooth decay. If you notice and ignore these signs, cavities can progress, causing toothache, visible holes or dark spots on the teeth, and even infection.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an inflammatory condition that affects the gum tissues and the bone supporting the teeth. It starts with mild gingivitis, which is characterized by redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. As gum disease progresses, it can cause more severe symptoms such as gum recession, bad breath, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. The primary cause of gum disease is plaque and tartar buildup because of inadequate oral hygiene. We recommend early detection and treatment for effective gum disease management and prevention.

Tooth Loss

Tooth loss is a significant oral health concern caused by various factors, including untreated tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, accidents, injuries, and certain medical conditions can cause tooth loss. The best way to prevent tooth loss is to maintain excellent oral hygiene practices, address oral health issues promptly, wear mouthguards during physical activities, and seek immediate dental care in case of dental emergencies.

Oral health diseases like tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss can have significant effects on your overall well-being. Luckily, we can help you prevent further damage with proper oral hygiene, regularly scheduled dental check-ups, and quick treatment when issues arise. Contact us today and take proactive steps to maintain good oral health and a healthy smile.

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