There are many dental problems that could affect your oral health and sometimes, even your physical health and smile. Some of the dental problems you may encounter include:

  • Abscessed teeth – When infection is severe, it can cause swelling, redness and pain that hits the nerve. It can be caused by an infection not eliminated or made worse.
  • Bad breath – Otherwise known as halitosis, bad breath can come from many sources, mainly from gum disease, tobacco, snoring, or health conditions.
  • Bulimia- This eating disorder can cause acid to build up on teeth due to the vomiting action, which can lead to cavities.
  • Canker/cold sores – These viruses are either inside the mouth, typically on the gums, or outside, on the lips or adjacent to the lips.
  • Decay – bacteria and plaque can stay on the teeth and start eroding the tooth enamel, both outside and inside of the tooth.
  • Dry mouth – certain medications, such as those for diabetes, can make your mouth dry, which can stop the saliva from washing away bacteria.
  • Gum disease – red, swollen, or bleeding gums are usually the result of poor oral hygiene, such as not brushing well, correctly, or not flossing at all.
  • Periodontitis– the advanced form of gum disease or gingivitis usually occurs when the mild form of the disease is allowed to progress, which can cause the teeth to pull away from the gum line and result in their loss.
  • Toothaches – mild toothaches may be caused from sinus infections or swelling, or if a cavity is large and reaches the nerve, a toothache can surface.
  • Tooth Infections – bacteria that gets caught in between teeth or decay that reaches the pulp of the tooth can result in a tooth infection.