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Common Dental Problems That Should Not Be Ignored

By Kavita Panyam, 22 September 2017

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3Cavities

When the bacteria are left in the mouth to grow due to improper hygiene, cavities are caused. They feed on sugar and starch remains on and in between our teeth. The bacteria secrete acid waste after feasting on it which destroys the tooth enamel. These areas are tough for the toothbrush to reach and clean.

Tooth Cavities

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4Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by three factors: Improper oral hygiene, smoking and hereditary predisposition. People usually come to recognise this quite late when the condition has worsened. Teenagers can have Gingivitis, which is a mild disease. Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease that can cause even a heart attack or stroke.

Gum Disease

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5Sensitive Teeth

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When the tooth comes in contact with very hot or cold liquids, it causes pain and tingling. This may happen when the gum recedes and the root of the tooth is exposed.

Sensitive Teeth

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