Minor Dental Issues
If you are experiencing minor dental issues, it’s important that you get to the dentist to take care of it before it becomes a serious issues. Here are a few minor issues that you may be experiencing.
Minor Dental Issues | Morning Breath
Morning breath is a common problem, and it is usually caused by the bacteria that are in the mouth. The reason why it is not experienced during the day is because the saliva generally flows into the mouth and helps to wash away the bacteria and the compounds that the bacteria produce that cause the malodor. During the night, the saliva takes a rest, and with nothing to remove the bacteria, the malodor appears in the morning.
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Minor Dental Issues | Sensitive Teeth
Tooth sensitivity caused by different factors, the most widespread of which is the recession of the gum tissue. The enamel covers the crown of the tooth, the part that is visible in the mouth. As we age, or with too vigorous of brushing, scrubbing side to side along the gum line will cause the gums to recede and expose the root surface of the tooth. The root surface is not covered with enamel and it has microscopic tubules that communicate from the surface to the pulp, causing the sensitivity.
Minor Dental Issues | Teeth Darkening
Teeth will darken sometimes with age because the teeth receive their color from the dentin, which is the layer below the enamel. As we age, the dentin tends to yellow more and our teeth naturally darken. Other reasons for the darkening of teeth are stains, smoking, and drinking a lot of coffee, tea, or red wine. Sometimes those superficial stains can be removed with dental cleanings, but the changes and colors in the dentin are difficult to change without more invasive work inside the tooth.
Keeping your mouth clean can not only prevent tooth decay and other oral infections, but it can also help keep your entire body healthy. The Buffalo dentists at Teach Dental Group created the Buffalo Dental Care Guide to help you maintain optimal oral health.