Some dental issues show obvious symptoms. For instance, if your gums are bleeding or if a tooth is aching, you know there’s something wrong and you will head to the dentist. However, there are a few dental problems which are fairly common but as most people don’t know about them, they are unable to spot them. The one thing about all dental issues is that if they are not nipped in the bud, they can grow into major problems over time, which will require extensive treatment. So, this is why it is better that you are aware of a few common dental issues you might have but don’t know:
Bruxism refers to grinding your teeth. Generally, people who are under a lot of stress start grinding their teeth and the worst part is they don’t even realize it. This is particularly true for people who grind their teeth in their sleep. According to estimates, as many as 50% of adults could have bruxism, so if you have damaged teeth but don’t know what caused it, have a dentist check for signs of bruxism.
Did you know that over 90% of adults have cavities? Yes, even though a majority of the people place great emphasis on dental care and hygiene, 9 out of every 10 adults has at least one cavity. What this means is you should have your teeth checked for signs of decay every time you go to the dentist.
Do you brush your teeth correctly? Even if you assume you do, there is a chance you don’t. 40% of adults don’t know how to brush their teeth properly and over time, this leads to tooth sensitivity. Ask your dentist how you should brush your teeth and also the type of brush you should be using.
These are some common dental issues you might have so make sure you have your dentist check for them the next time you visit.