Are your teeth not feeling as they should? While some teeth problems may only require a quick fix, others may need more serious measures to be taken. Here are some of the most common teeth problems and what may be causing them:
Suffering from toothaches can be extremely painful and can be caused by a number of factors such as tooth erosion, infected teeth or gums or grinding teeth. Whether it happens occasionally or hits you out of nowhere, the best way to avoid this pesky pain is to see your dentist regularly for check-ups about every six months.
Millions of people suffer from tooth sensitivity. Whether it’s while eating ice cream, drinking cold or hot drinks, or the cold, crisp air, this can be treated. Some people experience sensitivity when brushing or flossing their teeth as well. By adding fluoride to your water or using fluoride toothpaste, this mineral can help reduce your teeth’s sensitivity. Your dentist may recommend monthly or yearly fluoride treatments if necessary.
Being the second most prevalent disease in the United States, tooth decay should definitely not be ignored. This happens when sugars and acids attack the enamel on our teeth. Staying away from sugary, acidic foods and brushing and flossing your teeth daily can help prevent your teeth from decaying.
Regular check-up appointments should be scheduled about every six months but you should see a dentist right away if it’s urgent. Check-ups can also help detect many diseases, including cancer. Call us today at (248) 721-4502 to set up an appointment with Royal Oak dentist, Dr. Larry Duffield.