Ten Common Dental Problems

Ten Common Dental Problems

There are many different problems that can affect your oral health. However, there are some common dental problems that may be prevented or may need treatment by your dental care provider. These ten common dental problems are:

•    Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by eating certain foods, improper oral hygiene, or as a symptom of another health condition.

•    Tooth decay occurs as plaque and bacteria eat away at the tooth enamel and down into the dentin.

•    Periodontal gum disease results when plaque and bacteria get under the gum line and damage the gums and supportive tooth structures.

•    Sensitive teeth occur when some of the protective covering of the tooth wears away or when part of the tooth root is exposed.

•    Crooked teeth can be corrected through orthodontic tooth-straightening treatments.

•    Toothaches are a symptom of another oral health problem and are a sign to see the dentist.

•    Broken teeth can occur from improper use or injury. Some may be repaired, while others will need replaced.

•    Enamel erosion can be caused by certain foods and beverages or by brushing too hard. This may lead to sensitive teeth, chipping, cracking, and decay.

•    Mouth sores may go away on their own or may require treatment.

•    Overbite and underbite typically require orthodontic treatment.

If you have dental problems, make an appointment to see our dentist in West Hollywood. After a comprehensive exam, the dentist will provide you with recommendations and treatment options to improve your oral health and to increase the attractiveness of your smile.