Tackling Multiple Problems
Even if you have a goal to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, certain obstacles can get in the way. Whether you have cavities, show the beginning signs of gum disease, suffer from bad breath or experience tooth sensitivity, each condition can make it difficult to take pride in your smile.
When multiple dental concerns seemingly occur at once, they can often be traced back to a single issue that has begun to impact your entire mouth. With a cleaning at your local Dentist and examination at Central Florida Smiles, however, you can tackle many of the problems that you may be facing and gain the smile you’ve always wanted.
Almost everyone will experience a cavity at some point in their lives. They occur when bacteria have been allowed to build up on a tooth and break down the enamel, resulting in a small hole.
Although cavities are easily treatable, it’s important that you have them filled as soon as you notice their presence. If you have a cavity, you will usually experience some pain and sensitivity around the affected tooth.
Treatment comes in the form of a composite, or tooth-colored, filling that fills in the cavity and keeps any new bacteria from penetrating the surface. The result looks completely natural as if you never had a cavity to begin with.
Freshening Bad Breath
Bad breath (halitosis) happens everyone once and awhile after eating certain meals or waking up in the morning, but for some people, bad breath is a chronic condition that causes embarrassment.
If you experience bad breath regularly, it’s often a result of poor oral hygiene. If you allow bacteria to remain on your teeth and within your mouth without brushing or flossing, an odor will occur as a result.
It’s important to brush at least twice a day or after every meal, if you have braces, and floss once a day to keep bad breath at bay, but if you find that the odor remains, you may be experiencing a larger concern, like gum disease.
Visiting your dentist and receiving a cleaning and examination will help you locate the cause of your oral health issues. Your dentist will also be able to recommend the right treatment option for the symptoms you are experiencing. Maintaining proper oral hygiene habits and a healthy diet are some of the first steps you can take to curbing bad breath.
Withstanding Hot and Cold Temperatures
Having sensitive teeth makes it hard to eat cold foods and drink hot beverages. When you do, your teeth may feel a sharp surge of pain that may cause you to isolate chewing onto particular teeth.
Although you can temporarily remedy your discomfort by avoiding certain foods or changing the way you chew, you haven’t yet found the source of your problem. Sensitive teeth are often the result of a loss of tooth enamel that exposes an underlying nerve.
It’s possible you could be brushing too hard and wearing down your tooth enamel, or your sensitive teeth could be the result of acidic foods and drinks that erode your teeth. Other culprits include tooth decay that causes gum recession and exposes the nerves of one or more teeth.
Reducing tooth sensitivity is possible by visiting your dentist and learning more about why you are feeling sharp pains. During an examination, your dentist can locate the source of your condition and suggest the treatment method that will prevent further damage.
Ready to Tackle Your Dental Problems?
To get started on your treatment, contact Central Florida Smiles at either our Longwood or Lake Mary locations and schedule a consultation.