Common dental problems are something everyone has to watch out for. Whether it’s cavities or gum disease, dentists often report treating a few problems much more often than others. Kool Smiles reviews the most common dental problems and how to treat them to keep your children’s teeth clean, healthy and disease-free.
Common Dental Problems
These are some of the diseases and issues that dentists report seeing the most often:
- Cavities/Tooth Decay- Tooth decay is caused by acids in the mouth that can wear away and create holes in the enamel of teeth. These holes are called cavities and can grow bigger over time if not treated early. Cavities can be prevented with daily brushing and flossing, but once they appear, they’ll have to be filled in by a dentist.
- Gum disease- Gum disease is caused by bacteria growing in the mouth and can cause redness, swelling, and bleeding. Gum disease also turns healthy pink-colored gums white around where they meet the teeth. In some cases, gum disease can even cause tooth loss. Brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist can fight gum disease.
- Toothaches- Toothaches are often caused by cavities that have reached the root of the tooth, but can also be caused by tooth grinding or an accident like something hitting your child in the mouth. Treating the pain by filling the cavity and keeping up regular dental health practices should prevent toothaches.
- Sensitive Teeth- If hot or cold foods or beverages hurt your child’s teeth, it’s probably tooth sensitivity. It can be the result of gum disease or cavities and can be treated by special pain-relieving toothpastes and gels.
- Crooked Teeth- Crooked teeth is an extremely common problem. Almost 50% of teens and adults are affected by crooked or misaligned teeth. Corrective equipment like braces can straighten teeth into a healthy smile.
Most of these common dental problems can be prevented with daily brushing and flossing as well as regular trips to the dentist. When Kool Smiles reviews these problems, we find the answers as well.
If you’d like to have Kool Smiles review your child’s dental health, give us a call at (855) 854-3621 and we’ll set up an appointment. During our dental check-ups, our friendly dentists will check your child for all problems, review any necessary treatments needed and show your children how to prevent future problems.