The most common dental problems
Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly, and regular dental check-ups are essential steps in preventing dental problems. Each time you visit our dental clinic in Milton Keynes, our experienced dental team will give you the best advice on maintaining good oral care.
Educating yourself about common dental problems and their causes can also go a long way in prevention. Here is a list of common dental problems.
Bad breath, also called halitosis, is generally caused by a dental or gum issues. Find out more about bad breath and what causes it.
2. Tooth Decay
Tooth decay occurs when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and other food stuffs that you eat to produce acids that attack tooth enamel. Find out more about tooth decay and the causes.
3. Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding the teeth. It is also one of the main causes of tooth loss among adults. Find out more about gum disease.
4. Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a serious and potentially deadly disease but often curable if diagnosed and treated in the early stages. The biggest risk factors are smoking and drinking alcohol. Find out more about oral cancer here.
5. Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that affects millions of people. Basically, tooth sensitivity involves experiencing pain or discomfort to your teeth from sweets, cold air, hot drinks, cold drinks or ice cream. Find out more about tooth sensitivity.
6. Toothaches and Dental Emergencies
While many toothaches and dental emergencies can be easily avoided just by regular visits to the dentist, accidents can and do happen. Find out how we can help in a dental emergency.
7. Broken or uneven teeth
Broken and uneven teeth can affect personal confidence and also cause dental issues due to not being able to clean around uneven teeth properly. Find out more about broken or uneven teeth.
8. Teeth grinding
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching is often related to stress or anxiety and can cause headaches and jaw pain. It also wears down teeth over time. Find out more about teeth grinding here.
Please don’t hesitate to raise any issues that may be concerning you during your visit to our private dental clinic in Milton Keynes.