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Even if you take great care of your teeth (and have great teeth genetics), you’re likely to have at least one dental problem during your life. As with all health issues, it’s important to catch dental problems early, before they become bigger and more complicated. And, even better, take preventative measures to stop them from happening in the first place! In today’s blog post, we’re sharing a few of the most common problems. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, or would just like to schedule a regular dental cleaning, contact BeaverBrooke Dental today — your Sandy family dentist.

Bad Breath

Everyone gets bad breath from time to time, but if you have persistent bad breath, it may be due to a dental condition. Gum disease, cavities, oral cancer, dry mouth, and tongue bacteria are all dental problems that can cause bad breath. If you have one of these dental problems, there’s no amount of mouthwash that can cure the problem! Instead, you should visit a family dentist and get to the source of the issue.

Cavities

Cavities are caused as tooth decay, and they’re second only to the common cold as the most prevalent disease in America! You can get cavities at any age, and it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily in order to help prevent tooth decay. Eating healthy foods (and avoiding sugar) is also a great way to protect your teeth. Tooth decay can also be caused by a buildup of plaque, so it’s important to get regular dental cleanings from your Sandy family dentist.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is just what it sounds like — infection of the gums. It is one of the leading causes of tooth death in seniors, and extensive gum disease can lead to the need for dentures. Smoking is a risk factor for gum disease, as is diabetes. If you notice bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, and painful chewing, you may have gum disease. If you do, it’s important to visit your family dentist and get treatment early in order to prevent tooth loss.

Tooth Sensitivity

Many of the people who come in for family dental care have tooth sensitivity. If you experience pain from sweets, cold air, ice cream, or hot drinks, you may be one of the millions of people with tooth sensitivity. It may be caused by a cracked tooth or tooth abscess, and it is easily treated.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can be deadly, but it’s often curable if caught early and treated. Tobacco and alcohol use increase the risk of oral cancer, and the symptoms include sores, lumps, or rough areas in the mouth. Regular visits to a family dentist can help catch oral cancer early, and you should ask if checking for oral cancer is part of your dentist’s checkup. 

BeaverBrooke Dental – Sandy Family Dentist

If you notice any of these tooth problems or are just looking for a dental cleaning, our family dentist can help! Our number-one goal is to provide you with the very best dental care, and it’s what we do every single day. Schedule an appointment today!