6 Common Dental Problems & How to Fix Them

Whether you have issues with sensitive teeth or have experienced some trauma leaving you with chipped teeth, you’re not alone in your dental woes. Most people experience several different dental issues throughout their lifetime. Here are some of the most common dental problems people face and how you can fix it if you’re experiencing similar issues.

1. Chipped/Cracked/Broken Teeth

If you have experienced some trauma to your teeth, there is hope! From dental fillings and caps to veneers, there are options for repairing or replacing your chipped, cracked or broken teeth. Consult with your dentist to see which option would fit your situation best.

2. Crooked or Misaligned Teeth

Majority of people have crooked or misaligned teeth, but the severity and amount differs greatly between people. Sometimes these teeth can cause bigger issues with the surrounding teeth or just make people feel embarrassed or self-conscious about their smile. The good news is you now have more control over that smile with the help of braces and Invisalign. Your dentist can give you more information on each of those along with the pros and cons.

3. Bad Breath

Also called halitosis, bad breath is not only unpleasant, but it can be embarrassing. Based on studies, roughly 85% of persistent bad breath is caused by a dental condition. Whether it’s caused by cavities, gum disease, dry mouth or something more serious, you should visit your dentist to determine the cause of your bad breath and come up with a plan to treat it.

4. Tooth Sensitivity

Many people experience tooth sensitivity, whether it be from what they’re eating or drinking or as a symptom of a specific issue with their teeth. There are a variety of less invasive ways to treat sensitive teeth, including desensitizing toothpaste and fluoride. Your dentist can guide you as to which solution would be best.

5. Missing Teeth

If you are missing one or more teeth, you’re not alone. On average, people between the ages 20 and 64 have three or more missing or decayed teeth. But don’t worry, there are many options depending on the location, severity and your preference including bridges (false teeth anchored between your natural teeth), dentures (partial or full) or implants.

6. Stained Teeth

Most of the time, stained teeth are the result of the foods and drinks we consume (with the exception of cigarettes and cigars). Two of the worst culprits are coffee and red wine. If you’re unhappy with your teeth coloring, you can utilize teeth whitening systems from the comfort of your home and quickly improve your smile.

Are there other dental issues that you’re dealing with and would like some answers as to how to treat them? Ask us a question, and we’d be happy to help answer your dental-related questions!

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