How To Solve Embarrassing Dental Health Issues
Does your mouth embarrass you? Do you have bad breath? Mouth sores? Tooth decay? The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care in Buffalo, New York know how to solve embarrassing dental health issues for their patients. The best way to not be embarrassed by your mouth is to have regular dental examinations and dental check-ups. Daily brushing and flossing, along with a healthy, well-balanced diet, also prevents dental health issues.
Here are some of the issues we work with our patients to address and clear up as a part of a comprehensive dental treatment plan and how to solve embarrassing dental health issues.
Bad breath, halitosis, has varying causes and because of that a dental examination will need to be performed to determine the underlying cause. Brushing and flossing are critical to addressing bad breath to remove food particles and keep plaque from forming. Cavities or gum disease can also lead to halitosis. Smoking, drinking and eating foods like garlic and onions leads to bad breath.
Cavities and tooth decay lead to bad breath. If you brush and floss least twice a day and still have bad breath, you could have a cavity or tooth decay. Tooth erosion can lead to bad breath. Tooth enamel erodes because of acidic foods and drinks. Acid reflux and bulimia lead to tooth enamel erosion. Cavities start out small and aren’t noticeable until your dentist performs an examination and takes dental x-rays. Cavities don’t always cause pain.
Canker sores and cold sores are the most common sores that afflict your mouth. A canker sore or cold sore can be painful and unsightly. Canker sores develop inside the mouth. Cold sores are on the outside of your mouth. Both types can be treated with over the counter medications that provide temporary relief of the pain. Antimicrobial mouth washes reduce the discomfort of canker sores. If you’re embarrassed by frequent cold sores or bothered by the pain of frequent canker sores, give our dental office a call and schedule a dental examination.
Periodontal disease and receding gums are embarrassing and dangerous to your health. In its early stage, gingivitis causes gums to be red and swollen and they bleed easily. Advanced stages of periodontal disease damage the gums and the bones that support your teeth. Advanced periodontal disease causes teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. Brushing and flossing regularly helps prevent dental disease. Regular dental check-ups and examinations are crucial to overall dental health and to stop the progression of dental disease. To prevent gum recession, brush with a soft bristled toothbrush and don’t brush too aggressively.
Clenching or grinding your teeth can also lead to gum and teeth problems. Grinding your teeth lead to uneven edges, tooth and jaw pain. Talk to your dentist and let him know if you have jaw pain or if you grind your teeth. There are dental appliances that can protect your teeth.
You may be embarrassed by certain aspects of your teeth, your dental health and your smile, but you never have to be embarrassed to make an appointment at our office. We work with patients who have neglected their teeth for years – for a variety of personal reasons – and we help them get back on the road to a healthy mouth and a great smile.
If you’re looking for a new dentist or looking for a dentist for your first dental examination, give our dental office a call and make an appointment at either our Amherst or East Aurora, NY office.