3 Embarrassing Dental Problems (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Problems that affect your oral health can interfere with your bite, and may lead to difficulties with your general well-being. In addition to problems that impact your health, there are also issues that may cause you to feel self-conscious. These problems can be both cosmetic and related to your health – for instance, you can have dental injuries that impact your appearance as well as your bite. You can also have an issue like chronic bad breath, which can be a warning of poor health in addition to being embarrassing. Our Southlake, TX dentist’s office is proud to have helped many patients in and around our community who have felt embarrassed or concerned by the state of their oral health. With the proper approach, it is possible for you to regain confidence in your smile as well as the condition of your teeth and gums.

1. Chronic Problems With Bad Breath

If you frequently notice that your breath has an unpleasant smell to it, you could be picking up on the symptom of dental trouble. This problem can be a consequence of poor oral health care, problems with gingivitis, or even related to a cavity. By being more thorough every time you brush and floss, you can do a better job removing food debris that can sometimes be trapped between or on teeth. More thorough care can also help you fight the bacteria responsible for gingivitis. If the problem is being caused by tooth decay, you will need to undergo restorative dental work to have the problem addressed.

2. Distracting Dental Discoloration

Teeth that are healthy can be cosmetically impacted by accumulated teeth stains. Some people have more stains than others because they more frequently consume products that cause stains to gather on their enamel. If your enamel is naturally softer, or if your teeth are weakened by acidic products, you may have a harder time avoiding a buildup of particles that lead to discoloration. While there are over the counter whitening agents available, serious stains may call for professional whitening treatment. You can limit your risk for stains by brushing your teeth more thoroughly, by drinking water instead of colored beverages, and by generally watching out for items that might lead to stains.

3. Issues With Chipped, Cracked, Or Worn Teeth

Minor wear and tear may not require restorative treatment, but it can still be a cosmetic concern. In this case, a person may choose to have elective work done to make changes to their smile. With that said, you should be careful about dismissing damages as superficial. You may have a tooth – or several teeth – that can experience more harm because of existing chips or cracks. If the problem affects your bite function, a dental crown may be called for to help you. You can prevent harm from occurring by controlling a habit of chewing on hard surfaces, and by addressing issues with bruxism.

Learn How Your Southlake, TX Dentist’s Office Can Help You Avoid Embarrassing Problems

Dr. Wright, Dr. Heron, and our team are proud of the work provided to the many Southlake, TX families who have visited our dentist’s office. To find out more, please call our Southlake, TX dentist’s office at (817) 481-7999.