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Common oral diseases that people suffer from
Foul smell from someone’s mouth is such a turn-off, and guess what? It is part of common oral diseases. Bad breath, sensitive teeth, decayed teeth, cracked or broken teeth are all part of the list. Agarwal shared that periodontal diseases (chronic inflammation of the hard and soft tissues that support and anchor the teeth like gingivitis), dental caries, edentulism (severe tooth loss when less than nine teeth are remaining in the mouth), malocclusion (abnormal alignment of teeth) and oral cancers are also some of the common oral diseases.
Causes of oral diseases
1. Dental caries
Sugar plays a role in the case of dental caries as it happens when free sugar containing in food or drink is converted by bacteria into acids. He explained that they destroy the tooth over time, and caries can even lead to cavities. Dental caries can look like white spots due enamel subsurface demoralisation, and if the damage continues it can cause toothache and pain that occurs without any apparent cause. There will be tooth sensitivity, mild to sharp pain while eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold.
2. Endentulism or losing teeth
Generally, it is the end point of a long history of an oral disease, mainly advanced dental caries and severe periodontal disease. It can also be due to trauma and other causes.
Have a habit of thumb sucking? It’s time to stop it as malocclusion’s causes and risk factors include frequent use of a pacifier after the age of 3, thumb sucking, injuries that result in a misaligned jaw.