Dental Advice for the Sweet Tooth

Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.

Some Common Types of Dental Problems, Their Causes and How to Prevent Them

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Maintaining good oral hygiene is mandatory if you want to escape high costs of dental treatment and services. However, many people tend to brush off this fact. Some forget, others are too busy with work, while others are just too lazy to carry out daily mouth cleaning procedures. Sadly, most of them wait until they start developing oral problems before they can take action.

Here are a few common types of dental problems, their causes and easy ways of preventing them.

Bad Breath

It's self-demoralising when people turn their heads away from you or cover their nose in order to block the awful breath coming out of your mouth while you are talking to them. When eating, tiny food particles remain in your mouth. This encourages the growth of odour-producing bacteria that causes bad breath. By brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you remove the residual food particles. One can also rinse his/her mouth with an antibacterial mouth wash to maintain fresh breath.

Teeth Discolouration

A beautiful smile warms the heart. However, many people avoid smiling because their teeth are stained. The natural colour of teeth is white but when you discover your teeth has yellow, brown, or black stains, then you are probably experiencing teeth discoloration. It can be caused by smoking tobacco, drinking caffeinated products like tea and coffee, drinking wine and eating cola. These food products leave their colour on one's teeth and forms a buildup that covers the white enamel, hence the change in teeth colour. Brushing your teeth removes the buildup. It's also advisable to rinse your mouth with clean pure water to prevent the coloured buildup from forming.

Tooth Cavity

Cavities are holes in the teeth caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay is tooth rot. When one eats sugary foods and starch, the sugars are left on the tooth surface. This creates a favourable environment for bacteria growth. The bacteria acts on the sugar to form acids that eat away the tooth enamel to leave behind holes called cavities. Cavities may result in tooth sensitivity and toothache.  One can avoid taking a lot of sugary foods or one can brush their teeth as often as possible to avoid the sugary sticky substance that leads to tooth decay.

Prevention is better than cure. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is a good way of maintaining oral hygiene. For serious symptoms, be sure to visit a dentist for diagnoses and treatment.


10 July 2017