Five more common dental health problems

Santa Fe Dental, your Edmond, Oklahoma dentist of choice, cares for dental problems of all types, from those caused by bad habits to genetic and environmental factors. Last month we covered five common dental health problems that impact patients of all ages. Here are five more:

Toothache
Toothaches are painful and irritating. They are caused by a variety of problems like sensitivity, or cavities. Most causes can be managed by regular dental visits, and good oral hygiene. We can help manage the cause and relieve your pain.

Broken Permanent Tooth
Sports injuries, glassware, eating hard candy or chewing ice can result in a broken tooth. Sometimes this tooth can be saved, and if it can’t, dental implants can be used to restore your smile. If you break a tooth, consult with one of our experts and evaluate your options.

Enamel Erosion
Some commonly consumed foods and drinks contain acids that attack the enamel and weaken the tooth structure. This causes sensitivity, chipping, and cracking. The doctors at Santa Fe Dental can help repair erosion, and can also reverse it with diet tips and special fluoride treatments.

Mouth Sores
These happen for a variety of reasons, and are typically uncomfortable. Usually, they go away on their own, and there are several over-the-counter topical solutions that relieve the pain. If you have a sore that has lasted longer than a couple of weeks, give us a call and we will get you in for an exam.

Overbite or Underbite
Usually due to an improperly developed jaw, or bad habits like thumb sucking, it can create problems speaking and chewing, as well as contribute to periodontal disease. The variety of treatments differ depending on the severity of the case, therefore you should consult with an orthodontic specialist at Corner Dental to determining the best treatment for you.

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