Surprisingly, dental problems are some of the most common health issues people face.
Globally, 3.9 billion people suffer from one oral disease or the other. And around 100% of adults worldwide have tooth decay, which often leads to discomfort.
Now, those hard facts are not to scare you, but instead to arm you with the knowledge that dental problems are a prevalent condition globally…
And to let you know you’re not alone in this frustration and/or pain.
So this article takes a deep dive into the most common dental problems, their causes, and how to prevent or treat them.
Interestingly, maintaining simple dental hygiene like;
- Brushing your teeth 2–3 times daily.
- Flossing regularly.
- Abstaining from too much sugar.
- Adhering to a healthier diet.
- And paying regular visits to your dentist can ensure your teeth stay healthy, your smile remains radiant: more so, dental problems are kept at bay.
Without further ado, here are the 7 common dental problems and how you can treat them:
In this guide:
7 Common Dental Problems and How to Prevent/Treat Them
- Tooth Decay
- Bad Breath
- Gum Disease (Periodontitis)
- Oral Cancer
- Dry Mouth
- Root Infection
- Tooth Sensitivity
Here we go.
1. Tooth Decay
At the top of this list comes tooth decay, commonly referred to as cavities. According to the WHO, this affects nearly all adults.
Tooth decay is caused when plaque mixes up with sugar and/or starch and accumulates on the teeth surface. Oral bacteria then act on the mixture, causing the enamel to deteriorate. This results in the formation of holes (cavities) in the teeth.
The prevention of dental cavities is fairly easy:
- Abstain from foods with high sugary and starchy content.