Are you curious about common dental troubles and what you can do about them? Dental Solutions of Columbus has compiled this helpful list of dental ailments along with treatments and when you should give us a call for more serious dental concerns!
What Causes Tooth Decay?
How many times have you gone to the dentist, just hoping that you’re cavity-free? For many patients, it’s their main concern when they come in for a check-up with us, and understandably so! Also referred to as tooth decay, cavities are one of the most well-known oral issues. They develop when certain sugars remain on your teeth after eating, react with your mouth’s bacteria, and form an acid that wears away your teeth’s enamel. Preventing cavities is essential to stopping tooth decay. To avoid tooth decay you should brush at least two times a day, and yes, floss every day! Eating more healthy foods while avoiding those high in sugar will also help kick cavities to the curb. If you have a painful toothache, it might be a cavity, so it’s best to contact us right away before the situation gets any worse.
How to Prevent Gum Disease
When caring for your dental hygiene, it’s not enough to simply focus on your teeth. Gums need your attention, too! Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection originating from plaque. It can start as gingivitis but it may advance to a more serious form called periodontitis. If you have periodontitis, you should consult the team at Dental Solutions of Columbus right away to get information on how to manage your gum disease in order to prevent tooth loss. To prevent gum disease in the first place, maintain regular dental check-ups with us and keep a daily routine of brushing and flossing your teeth. Don’t let that plaque hide in hard-to-reach spots! If your gums are feeling particularly tender or you notice bleeding, inform our friendly receptionists when you call Dental Solutions to make your appointment.
Why You Need to See a Dentist for Dry Mouth
Sometimes, oral issues can arise from factors besides your teeth or your gums. In the case of dry mouth, dysfunctional salivary glands can result in a decreased amount of saliva in the mouth. Why is that a concern? Because saliva actually has natural cleansing effects! In other words, the lack of saliva with dry mouth means potentially opening up your mouth to other oral health issues. Your Dental Solutions team can help you determine and treat the specific cause of your dry mouth, whether it’s from certain medications or underlying medical conditions.
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Dental Solutions of Columbus is proud to offer comprehensive family dentistry to patients in Columbus, Garden City, Nashville, Woodville Hills, Bloomington, and Walesboro. If you're looking for a qualified dentist in or near Bartholomew County, Brown County, or Monroe County, we'd like to invite you to schedule a visit with our team. We are committed to keeping our care convenient and accessible for our valued patients in the greater Columbus area!