Sometimes the number of dental problems you hear about is overwhelming and it can be difficult to know how to treat them properly. In this article we will talk more about some common issues that people have and some good ways to treat and avoid them from occurring again. Read on to find out more.
Bad breath is a problem that many experience at some point in theirs lives and is normally caused by the buildup of bacteria and plaque, and also excess food in the mouth. The best way to combat bad breath is to have a solid dental regime that clears the mouth of any causes of bad breath. Flossing is an especially important because food caught between the teeth can start to decay and cause bad breath. It is best to avoid strong smelling foods like garlic, which make the smell of your breath even worse.
Another great way of preventing bad breath is to clean the tongue, the reason is that the white film that accumulates on the tongue is actually bacteria and causes bad breath. You can buy a number of toothbrushes that have a backside designed for removing the bacteria on the tongue.
Chalky teeth can be an issue because they mean that your teeth are much more prone to being affected by plaque and bacteria, which will lead to decay in the teeth. The best way to ensure that your teeth are strong and healthy is to ensure that you expose your teeth to enough fluoride to protect their strength. You can use extra fluoride toothpaste and there are also a number of fluoride mouth rinses available for those with chalky teeth.
Diet can also be another factor in chalky teeth and it is best to avoid sugary food and drinks, as well as things that are very acidic, like citrus juices.
Dry mouth is condition where you do not produce enough saliva to lubricate the mouth and as a result this makes your teeth and mouth more susceptible to the plaque and bacteria. Dry mouth is often caused by certain medications, so it is important to speak to a doctor about the possibility of using another type of medication.
There are also mouth rinses and washes designed to keep the mouth lubricated for longer.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so make sure to visit your dentist if you have a problem that you
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