Common Dental Problems for Adults

Common Dental Problems for Adults

Dental problems can occur at every stage of life. But some problems happen at a particular stage and age. And particularly if we talk about adults, some of the common dental problems faced by adults are:

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is another name of dental cavities; usually adults do not take care of their mouth which results in certain dental problems. Cavities should be treated as soon as earliest to avoid any other dental problems. There is no point to take cavities easy. Visit the dentist as soon as you feel like having a cavity in your tooth.

Secondly, to prevent tooth decay, you should brush your teeth twice a day and with full concentration. It will only take your 4 to 5 minutes of time in a day.

Discoloured Teeth

It happens as we grow. Main reason of teeth discoloration is intake of stained-full food and drink. Like Coffee, tobacco, tea, blueberries, candies etc. Sometimes intake of high level of fluoride in water causes the discoloration, this condition is known as fluorosis. So it is better to go for the dental checkup, your dentist will recommend the cleaning of teeth with a rotary polisher and polishing paste. As for prevention, limit the intake of food which causes stains.

Periodontal Disease

This is also known as gum disease. Usually it is caused by poor brushing and flossing habits, some other medical conditions such as heart diseases are also the cause of periodontal disease. If you feel any pain in your teeth or gums or if your gums are sore and bleeding then you should go to the dentist for your dental checkups to avoid any serious dental problem.

Nutrition is much more important for the healthy gums and mouth and for the overall health as well. Lack of Vitamin C may cause gum bleeding.

When Talking to Dentist…

There are some general questions which you may want to ask while visiting the dentist about your dental health:

  • How often should I come for my dental checkup
  • Can you please recommend a type of toothbrush, toothpaste, rinse and floss?
  • If my oral health is poor, how will it be affected to my overall health?
  • Do you think I should make a change in my diet to prevent any future oral problems?
  • How about the occurrence of new symptoms, should I wait for some time to see you?
  • How long should it be?
  • Which vitamins are best for my oral health?

So, if anytime you notice changes in your mouth whether it’s a sore teeth or bleeding gum, you are advised to see the dentist at your earliest to avoid any serious problem. Happy Smiling.