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Awareness of dental problems is very important in order to keep you fit and healthy. Dental problems cause a lot of discomfort and one will not want to endure the pain and sufferings associate with them. By having a complete knowledge about the common dental problems and their cause, one can easily prevent them. Maintaining oral hygiene by eating properly, brushing twice a day, flossing daily and also going in for regular dental checkups can easily prevent these problems from arising.

The dentists classify the dental problems as follows:
• Bad Breath
• Gum Disease or Periodontal Disease
• Tooth Decay
• Oral Cancer
• Tooth Erosion
• Mouth Sores
• Toothaches and Dental Emergencies
• Unattractive Smile
• Tooth Sensitivity

Awareness of the various dental problems will enable a patient to take the appropriate preventive measures and also the right treatment which will alleviate the discomfort and pain associated with them.

1. Bad Breath
Bad breath or halitosis is a common problem faced by many. It can be very embarrassing many a times. According to a survey due to their bad oral condition, about 85% of people are suffering from persistent bad breath. The dental problems which cause bad breath include dry mouth, gum disease, cavities, oral cancer and the presence of bacteria on the tongue. Using a mouth wash can only cover the bad breath but is not a complete cure for it. If the bad breath persists over a long period of time visit your dentist immediately.

2. Gum Disease or Periodontal Disease
The periodontal disease is linked to strokes and heart attacks. Gum disease refers to the infection in the gums surrounding the teeth. It is also the cause of loss of tooth in adults. There are two major types of gum disease which include periodontitis and gingivitis. Gum disease can be prevented by doing regular dental check up, brushing twice a day and doing flossing daily.

3. Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is also known as cavities. It occurs when plaque a sticky substance that forms on teeth combines with the sugar and starch of the food we consume. This combination results in the production of acid which attacks the tooth enamel. Flossing daily, regular dental checkups and brushing especially twice a day helps to avert this problem. You can prevent tooth decay by taking healthy food and avoiding junk food.

4. Oral Cancer
It is a serious and deadly disease that has been affecting millions of people all over the world. Around 300,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year. The disease pertains to the mouth, throat or lips. It is often curable if diagnosed and treated at an early stage.

5. Tooth Erosion
This dental problem refers to the loss of the tooth structure. It is caused by acid which attacks the tooth enamel. The symptoms for tooth erosion ranges from tooth sensitivity to more serious problems like cracking. Tooth erosion is very common and can be easily prevented by taking the appropriate dental treatment.

6. Mouth Sores
There are different types of mouth sores which can be very bothersome and pesky. If a mouth sore lasts for more than two weeks then it needs to be treated. Else it is nothing to worry about and will automatically disappear on its own. The different types of mouth sores which include canker sores, cold sores, thrush, ulcers and fever blisters.

7. Toothaches and Dental Emergencies
Toothache is the greatest suffering that one endures. Toothaches and dental emergencies can be easily avoided by making regular visits to the dentists. But, at times accidents tend to happen. A dental emergency can be very painful and scary. But it can be cured by taking timely dental treatment.

8. Unattractive Smile
Technically, an attractive smile need not be considered as a dental problem. But it is considered to be a dental problem by some people who are unhappy with their smile. This is another major reason for many patients to seek dental treatment. An attractive smile can lower the self-esteem of a person. But with the latest technologies and advanced developments in dental treatment, a beautiful smile has become a possibility. Whether it is dental implants, orthodontics, teeth whitening or other cosmetic dental problems, your dentist will be able to give you the perfect smile of your dreams.

9. Tooth Sensitivity
It is a common problem which affects millions of people all over the globe. Tooth sensitivity refers to the experience of pain or discomfort to your teeth from hot drinks, cold drinks, ice cream or sweets. Some people also experience tooth sensitivity and discomfort while brushing and flossing too. Luckily, sensitive teeth can be treated by a dentist.

The dentists of Oswal Dental & Oral Surgery Clinic educate their patients about the various dental problems and make them completely aware of their severity. The clinic is completely equipped with the latest technology which enables them to give optimal treatment to their problems thereby eliminating the dental problems and giving them their perfect smile.

Ref- http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/tp/10-Common-Dental-Problems.htm

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Dr. Nitin Oswal

Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.

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Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
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