Dental decay isn’t just for kids, you are at risk your whole life. Hopefully you are practicing good oral hygiene so you don’t have to worry about any of these problems.
Gingivitis when caught early is reversible. But it is possible to have periodontal disease without any warning signs. A good reason to see your dentist for regular dental visits and professional teeth cleaning.
Teeth Grinding also called bruxism, often happens unconsciously while you sleep. This can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw. Often this is stress related but it can also be caused by a sleep disorder. Once the cause of your grinding is determined treatment can be provided.
Sensitive Teeth can be treated. Sensitivity can be caused by tooth decay, fractured teeth, worn fillings, gum disease, enamel erosion or an exposed root surface. Your dentist may recommend a desensitizing toothpaste or another type of treatment based on the cause of your sensitivity. Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing tooth pain.
Teeth Whitening can be done if you find your teeth are discolored “yellowing.” At your next dental visit ask if you are a candidate for whitening. If your teeth and gums are healthy we can find a whitening method that is best for you. These methods range from whitening toothpaste, at home whitening or in-office whitening.
It doesn’t matter what your age, it is always important to brush twice a day for 2 minutes and floss daily. Eat a well balanced diet and schedule regular dental visits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.