Oral diseases not only affect the mouth area but also affect several parts of the human body. That is why it is important to have correct hygiene that guarantees the elimination of bacteria.
For people, it is very important to have a healthy and bright smile, but not taking care of it properly may lead to uncomfortable infections. Therefore, your dentist in Huntington Beach explains the five most frequent oral diseases:
- Cavities: Cavities are basically teeth cracks caused by the acids in decaying food. They affect more than 90 percent of the world’s population. Poor oral hygiene and the intake of sugary foods favor their appearance.
If cavities are not treated on time, they can affect tooth nerves, cause acute pain and tooth loss.
- Gingivitis: It is caused by incorrect tooth brushing, poor use of dental floss and smoking. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by an infectious process (bacteria) or the accumulation of bacterial plaque and tartar. If it is not treated on time, it can affect the bone and turn into periodontitis. Its symptoms include bleeding, swelling, redness, sensitivity to cold and bad breath.
- Periodontitis: It is a progressive infection of the gums and loss of bone around the tooth, which causes the detachment of the teeth.
Most cases result from the prolonged accumulation of bacterial plaque and tartar on the teeth. Its main symptoms include intense reddening of the gums, painless inflammation and mild bleeding when eating or during brushing.
- Oral cancer: When there is no proper cleaning, the mouth can harbor many germs and bacteria, which cause this type of disease. It can manifest as a sore, inflammation or as canker sores that last a long time.
Some risk factors that trigger this condition are smoking, alcoholism, a deficient diet in vitamins A, E, C or iron, a viral infection or excessive exposure to the sun.
- Halitosis: Poor oral hygiene, cavities, and smoking are the causes of bad breath in adults. It is important to visit the dentist to make a diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate treatment.
For more information about frequent oral diseases and their treatments, contact your dentist in Huntington Beach by calling (714) 848-4247. Dr. Moretta will be happy to assist you!
Location: 18652 Florida St #300, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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