Most of us have had some sort of issues with our teeth in the past. There might have been cavities, for example, sensitivity while eating and drinking, or the terrible pain of a wisdom tooth with no space to grow – no matter what it is, dental issues are no fun.
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Luckily, many of them can be avoided as long as you know how to take proper care of your teeth and notice the warning signs. It makes it a bit easier to get the treatment you need before the problem builds up to become painful and you might even avoid a huge bill from your dentist.
Here is a handful of the most common dental issues as well as what you can do to avoid them.
Biting into an ice cold and refreshing scoop of ice cream should only bring joy and satisfaction – not terribly icing pain. It’s not always that easy to avoid sensitive teeth, though, and a lot of people have simply come to terms with the fact that their teeth are going to stay sensitive forever.
If you are starting to notice this problem you should, of course, first have a chat with your dentist. He or she will be able to point you in the right direction of which toothbrush to use, which toothpaste to brush with, and look into whether or not you might need an implant at one point. Book that appointment right away and avoid any further issues.
You should definitely brush with a softer toothbrush as well, by the way, using gentle strokes, and perhaps even using a tooth guard at night in case your sensitivity is due to grinding.
Wisdom tooth pain
Cavities are painful enough and losing a tooth is also a pain we’d rather avoid – but nothing seems to compare to the pain of an impacted or infected tooth.
This tends to happen with your wisdom tooth and the molar right next to it, though, as most mouths have evolved past the stage of being able to fit these gigantic tooths; have them pulled out sooner rather than later to save yourself a couple of sleepless nights.
If you’re already noticing some issues with your wisdom tooth, you should try to keep it as clean as possible. Because there is so little space back there, it’s not as easy to clean as the rest of your mouth – and an infection combined with a growing tooth is a pain you shouldn’t have to endure. Have a look at this article for a step-by-step guide to what you can do when your cheeks are starting to swell up.
Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to guarantee you a healthy and pain-free mouth throughout your life by simply brushing properly and remembering to floss. Stay on top of your dental routine, however, treat your teeth well, and pay your dentist a visit once a year and you’ll be making it a lot easier for yourself to avoid these common issues.
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