Common Dental Problems – Part II

Earlier this week, we shared the top 3 common dental problems that patients experience. Take a look at the rest of the most frequently reported and addressed oral health issues:

  1. Tooth Grinding: Ever wake up with a sore or popping jaw? You might be grinding your teeth at night. A special night guard—available only through a dentist—can help protect your teeth and ease the jaw pain.Crooked Teeth: If you wish your smile were straighter, you are not alone. 50% of teens and many adults have some kind of orthodontic hardware to help with their smile. If your smile needs some TLC, ask your dentist if you should see an orthodontist.

  2. Sensitive Teeth: Do cold or hot foods make your teeth hurt? Tooth sensitivity can be helped by using special pain-relieving toothpastes and gels. Fluoride also helps to strengthen the teeth and protect them from pain. If tooth sensitivity is the result of gum disease or cavities, the pain might go away after treatment.

  3. Crooked Teeth: If you wish your smile were straighter, you are not alone. 50% of teens and many adults have some kind of orthodontic hardware to help with their smile. If your smile needs some TLC, ask your dentist if you should see an orthodontist.
  4. Tooth Trauma: Accidents, contact sports, or even biting down on something hard can cause tooth trauma. With tooth trauma, teeth may be broken, knocked loose, or even knocked out completely. Often, your dentist can handle tooth trauma better than the doctors in an emergency room, so call your dentist before you head over to a hospital.

Next time your chompers are giving you grief, give your dentist a call. It’s good to know that help is just a phone call away!

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