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The most common Oral and Dental Diseases

 

Overview of oral health

Your oral health including teeth or gum is a very important part of your overall health because it’s not only related to your mouth but it can affect your heart health and can be related to some diseases such as cancer!

According to the World Health Organization, oral disease affects 3.5 billion people around the world, and this is a huge number of course.

Statistics show that tooth decay and gum diseases are very common, besides milk teeth conditions and oral cancer.

Common oral and dental diseases

There are many common conditions that can affect oral health, we can mention some of them as following:

Cavities

Some people get holes in their teeth due to plaque build-up that can cause the destruction of the enamel.

The risk factors can cause this problem like bacteria and food.

Cracked Tooth

Injuries can break your teeth, not only this but also chewing hard foods or grinding teeth.

Your dentist will give you some tips to chew on the other side or use crowns to prevent any complications.

Cold sensitivity

Some people feel uncomfortable when eating ice cream. For example, this may happen due to cavities, or health conditions with your enamel or gum.

Toothache

Many people can feel pain in their teeth due to many reasons, one of them is tooth decay.

You can relieve this pain through warm water, and pain relievers, but if the pain didn’t go or you feel fever, then you should visit a dentist.

Oral cancer

Cancer can hit different parties such as lips, gums, cheeks or tongue, or any part of the mouth, they all considered as oral cancer.

Patients with oral cancer can suffer from some symptoms such as swelling or lumps in the mouth like gum.

Besides swelling, patients can notice bleeding, numbness, and pain in the ears.

Wisdom teeth

Most people feel pain and other symptoms related to wisdom teeth or third molars, which can affect your gum or teeth, through cavities or damage.

Gum diseases

There are many problems that can happen to the gum due to many reasons such as medications or have some bad habits, or some diseases can affect the immunity as diabetes that can have an effect on gum health.

Different problems that hit the gum can cause different symptoms such as:

  • Bad breath and taste.

Some patients don’t notice symptoms, but it doesn’t mean there is no problem, so visiting the dentist is important to check your gum health.

How to protect your mouth from diseases?

Keep yourself from the common risk factors that can lead to the different oral diseases and you can follow those tips:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Take care of what you are eating, you should eat a balanced diet.
  • Stay away from sugar as much as possible.
  • If you are going to practice any kind of sports, you should wear what to protect your teeth.
  • Brushing your teeth twice a day.
  • Use a toothpaste containing fluoride.
  • Don’t forget to make a check-up twice a year.
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