We all know that tooth decay can lead to tooth ache, dental infections and even tooth loss, but there is another common problem that we see everyday in our practice and it’s only becoming more common, CRACKED TEETH.
More than 280 people are diagnosed with diabetes every day and that number is increasing. The total annual cost of diabetes across the nation is $14.6 billion!!! There are up to 2 million people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Your mouth plays an important role in contributing to your general health. Decayed teeth or bleeding gums harbour millions of bacteria. Aside from possibly causing a toothache or a dental or gum abscess, these bacteria can be harmful to your general health.
Dry mouth is a very common condition that is affecting increasing numbers of patients that we see in the practice. Lack of saliva flow can lead to anything from mild discomfort to rapidly progressive tooth decay, bad breath and tooth wear.
Worrying about having bad breath is a common social anxiety. Bad breath can be caused by poor oral health or by some medical conditions, so knowing when you have it and what to do about it are really important. In some cases fear of bad breath can lead to social isolation.
Do you know someone that is house-bound or living in an aged care facility? Maybe someone with an intellectual disability that makes it difficult to be comfortable in strange surroundings? This is an important article that could make the world of difference to you.
Tooth decay is bad news. It can cause your child pain and discomfort. It can also affect eating, speaking and sleeping. The good news is that tooth decay is pretty easy to avoid with good dental care and tooth-friendly eating and drinking.