10 Common Oral Issues Most People Overlook

A person’s oral health is considered good when they’re free from diseases that prevent them from biting, chewing, speaking, or smiling. Your mouth and throat can be painful, have cavities, infections, sores, gum disease, or even be infected with cancer!

Oral health affects a person’s overall health, quality of life, and psychological wellbeing. Yet, most people don’t their oral health seriously. You can tell if you’re not getting enough nutrition or are infected by your mouth.

The top risk factors for oral diseases are poor nutrition, bad oral hygiene, smoking, and drinking.

Oral Health Issues You Should Know About:

1. Tooth decay

Cavities (tooth decay) are the most common oral disease among people of all ages and are very preventable. Buccal cavitations form when bacteria accumulate on the gum line and teeth, causing enamel erosion.

2. Gum Disease

Inflammation and infection result from bacteria building up on teeth and under the gum line. Gum disease is more likely to strike anyone with chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis. You might be prescribed antibiotics and deep cleaning to help fight the infection.

3. Tooth Erosion

Damaged enamel is the cause of this oral problem. In addition to sensitivity, there are more severe issues, such as breaking or cracking teeth. However, you can prevent it pretty easily.



    4. Mouth Sores

    Canker sores, fever blisters, cold sores, and ulcers are some types of mouth sores that bother and irritate people. Mouth sores last about two weeks and go away by themselves.  

    5. Oral Cancer

    A person with this type of cancer usually has bad oral habits, such as smoking tobacco. In a recent report, CDC says the five-year survival rate is about 61%. But with early detection and intervention, this number could go up.

    6. Halitosis or Bad Breath

    Many people suffer from this. Nearly 85% of people with persistent bad breath have dental issues. Bad breath can also be caused by oral health problems like gum disease, cavities, bacteria on your tongue, and oral cancer. You can’t mask bad breath with mouthwash if you have a dental problem. 

    7. Tooth Sensitivity

    Sensitive teeth are a common dental problem that can be treated. Millions of people suffer from it and feel sensitivity when they have sweets, cold drinks, ice creams, or even feel the cold air on their teeth. Brushing and flossing can be painful when you have sensitive teeth.

    8. Tooth Crowding

    Crowded teeth aren’t just an aesthetic problem. Alignment issues can cause TMJ or temporomandibular jaw disorder. It might be necessary to fix jaw problems caused by misaligned bites in order to reduce teeth crowding. The best way to prevent jaw disorders and misaligned bites is to fix teeth crowding – though that’s a long process.

    9. Root Infection

    You probably know a root infection’s severity if you’ve tried a root canal treatment. It’s uncomfortable and painful. When bacteria infect the root of your tooth, it’s called a root infection. They eat away at the pulp of your tooth. The result is what you might call a toothache.

    10. Tooth Loss

    We’ve already talked about some common dental problems that might lead to tooth loss. If you don’t get your teeth-related problems treated, this may lead to periodontal disease. Decaying can lead to extraction if a tooth can no longer be saved!

    If you take care of your teeth, you’ll be able to prevent and stop dental problems. If you exercise every day to stay fit, you should take the same care of your teeth. Maintaining good oral health by avoiding foods that cause plaque is also an excellent way to stay fit. That’s hitting two birds with one stone!

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