Dentists at Discover Dental in NE Calgary are focused on providing patients with information that will improve their dental health. During a dental appointment it is common for patients to experience some anxiety – which makes retaining dental information challenging. That’s why this group of NE Calgary Dentists make sure accurate material is available to patients 24/7 through web and blog content.
Maintaining good oral health is not easy for everyone. Some individuals are plagued with dental concerns from the moment teeth appear – possibly due to genetics, diet, physical health, or injury. Preventing dental issues always starts with excellent home care – brushing and flossing daily, and seeing your dentist for regular exams and cleanings. However, regardless of how hard we try to keep our teeth in tip-top condition problems can arise. Here’s a list of the top 10 dental concerns – and tips on how to prevent them.
Bad Breath– this is the number one dental concern. Let’s face it, we’re all self-conscious of our breath after a garlicky meal, or have wondered how to pluck up the courage to let our co-worker know they need a breath mint – bad breath affects everyone at some stage of life – but living with it day after day suggests there is a need to address this embarrassing predicament. Over the counter mouthwashes, mints, and gum are merely a short-term solution – these products mask the odor but are not able to address the cause of it. Bad breath is usually caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth as a result of poor home care. Lack of daily brushing and flossing causes food particles to remain trapped between teeth and stuck to the surface of the tongue. The decaying food particles react to the bacteria already present in the mouth – releasing an unpleasant odor. The bacteria and food particles increase the formation of plaque on tooth surfaces – which if not removed by brushing also contributes to bad breath and causes gums to become inflamed – which results in more places for food to get trapped. There’s no other way to say it – Brushing and Flossing are the vital step in creating and maintaining a healthy dentition. When you brush and floss, plaque is removed from the surfaces of teeth. When plaque is removed, bacteria are reduced – and a healthier dental environment is created.
Gum Disease– is the number two dental concern that affects adults. Above we mentioned the importance of daily brushing and flossing – so it won’t come as a surprise to learn that the second dental concern after bad breath is gum disease – as it’s a natural progression to go from having inflamed gums and moderate plaque and calculus to more significant gum recession and heavy build-up of calculus. NE Calgary Dentists hate to nag their patients about the value of regular cleanings – but the reality is that when dental care is neglected a patient’s entire health system is affected. You may have read about the increase risk of heart attack associated with gum disease (periodontal disease) due to the high levels of bacteria present in a patient’s mouth – increasing inflammation throughout the body.
General Dentists at Discover Dental in NE Calgary aim to improve the dental health of each and every patient – if you experiencing bad breath or have gum disease, call them today to schedule an appointment – 403.285.0222
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