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6 Most Common Dental Problems in the US

Mar 28, 2019
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Around $125B is spent on dental problems in the US annually, and the figure is expected to increase to $192B by 2026.

Dental problems are a part of every person’s life. We’ve all visited the dentist, or taken a loved to one for common dental problems like cleaning, fillings, root canals, or even just a regular checkup.

Let’s look at 6 of the most common dental problems to which most of this spending can be attributed to.

Bad Breath

Other than being downright embarrassing, bad breath—or halitosis—can be a symptom of other serious dental problems like oral cancer, gum disease, cavities, and infections. If bad breath persists even after regular brushing and using a mouthwash, know that it’s a proper disease and see a dentist immediately.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay/cavities occur when plaque combines with sugars and food particles to attack the enamel. You develop cavities as tooth enamel erodes. Tooth decay is easily avoidable, but if you develop it anyway, early treatment is your best bet.

Gum Disease

Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease occurs in the form of an infection in the gums around your teeth. The main cause is bad oral hygiene; however, periodontal disease has also been linked to other health conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

Oral Cancer

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, one person in the US dies every hour form oral cancer. Leading causes of oral cancer are tobacco, alcohol, and sexually transmitted diseases (HPV).

Symptoms of oral cancer include rough areas in your mouth, lumps, and sores. You might experience difficulty eating and speaking if you develop oral cancer. Ensure oral hygiene for prevention and make regular dental visits for early detection.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the teeth experience pain or discomfort due to sweets, hot or cold drinks, cold air, and ice cream. Severe tooth sensitivity can cause pain from brushing and flossing. Causes can vary, from cracked teeth to gum infections. See a dentist for solutions.

Emergencies and Toothaches

Tooth emergencies can be horrifying. Be it broken tooth from impact, a dislocated jaw, or a severe infection causing difficulty eating and breathing, they can be extremely painful and scary. Get immediate emergency care to minimize the pain.

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Get the Very Best Dental Care

Image Dental and Orthodontics is a leading dental care provider in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you’re experiencing any of the problems discussed above, or want to start getting regular dental checkups, Image Dental and Orthodontics is the place to be.

Our team is highly skilled and experienced and uses only the latest technology. Call us now at 702 803 1787 and sort out all your dental issues.  

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