Common Dental Problems and How to Fix Them

Bad Breath

 Bad breath is an issue that no one wants in their life. You can always eat a mint, but for those with chronic bad breath, continually eating mints is not an option. Some breath issues are too strong for regular mints and require additional help. Common causes of bad breath include sinus drainage and dry mouth. Gum disease, could also be a source. You can solve these issues by taking anti-histamines to stop nasal drainage and improve your breathing at night.

Dark Teeth

 Dark or yellowed teeth naturally occur with age. In today’s world, however, dark teeth are seen as a poor sign of health or hygiene. If you want to brighten your smile, there are several solutions. You can try an at-home whitening kit, avoid eating teeth staining foods (like wine and coffee), or visit a dentist for a full professional-quality bleaching treatment to obtain a whiter smile in no time.

Gum Disease

 Gum disease is caused by three methods. The disease is caused by poor dental hygiene, genetic susceptibility, and smoking. The early stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Most adults do not show signs of periodontal disease until their 30’s or 40’s. Symptoms include swollen and bleeding gums, constant bad breath, loose teeth, and a sensitive mouth. Usually, a dentist will order treatment methods such as deep cleaning, antibiotics to treat the infection, mouth wash, and in extreme cases, surgery.

Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers are common and can strike at any age, although they are common in adults the most. There are two kinds of mouth ulcers- canker sores and herpes. Canker sores are non-viral and are often activated by stress or genetic predisposition. There is not much you can do for a canker sore expect wait it out. Herpes are caused by a virus, and there is no cure once you get the mouth disease. Mouth herpes are usually treated with an anti-viral cream or pill.


Cavities are caused by two things: poor diet and poor oral hygiene. A poor diet, full of processed foods and sugars will lead to the fast break-down of the tooth and the acid left from carbohydrates and sugar will eat away at the tooth. Improving your diet will reduce your chances of getting cavities, as will a daily dental hygiene routine, with brushing and flossing.

Most people suffer from at least one of these problems throughout their life. The best way to prevent the disease is to keep the mouth clean through regular brushing and flossing. You can also eat a diet full of healthy fruits and vegetables, while minimizing the sugar and carbohydrates in your diet to lessen your chances of getting a few dental problems.

Luckily, the most common dental issues are easy to address. All you have to do is follow the recommendations by your Houston dentist to improve your mouth, teeth, and whole body.

This is a guest post by Samantha, a freelance writer, avid blogger and a Health expert.

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