15 Dental Conditions and Diseases

Updated: Dec 17, 2018


Gum disease characterized by tender and bleeding gums is common. Gum disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque along the gum line.


Key takeaways:


Plaque buildup on the teeth destroys tooth enamel leading to cavities. Cavities can be prevented by brushing with fluoride toothpaste.


Stained teeth are a big cosmetic concern for many people. Smoking, foods, trauma and medication can all cause teeth staining.


Hyperdontia refers to the presence of too many teeth in the mouth. The problem can be treated by removing the extra teeth.


Bruxism can give you headaches, a sore jaw, and cracked or loose teeth. If you grind your teeth at night, ask your dentist to fit you with a mouth guard. If it’s a daytime problem, try meditation, exercise, or other ways to curb stress.


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http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/ss/slideshow-tooth-problems


For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180