As any dentist can attest, we see a lot of the same problems, over and over again, sometimes even with the same patient! Luckily for you, there are ways to help avoid some of these common dental problems. Livonia Family Dental would like to share these helpful hints with you.
The official name for “bad breath,” halitosis is often easily controlled. If you’re experiencing this problem, your first step should always be to look to your dental hygiene. Are you flossing, brushing and rinsing at least twice every day? If you are, try giving some attention to your tongue, as that’s actually the source for most cases of halitosis. Your next step will be to look at your eating habits, and you should also consider whether chronic dry mouth is part of the problem.
Gingivitis, unfortunately, affects an astonishing number of Americans. Neglecting to floss and smoking tobacco are the most usual suspects, and if left untreated, this problem can escalate rapidly to periodontitis, requiring extensive treatment to correct. Swollen, red and bleeding gums are typical symptoms, so if you’re experiencing this problem, schedule your appointment with us today! Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.