The dental world continues to improve and move forward with every passing day. Just look through the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry and you’ll see just how much dental health has, and continues to, improved in recent years. What hasn’t changed, however, is the fact that dental problems are still a common issue for people all over the world. The good news is that by knowing the common dental problems, you can take the necessary steps to prevent them or get proper treatment if you’re experiencing the issue.

Toothaches

This all too common problem can occur because of a number of issues. The good news is that there are several over-the-counter and home remedies that can help ease the pain while you wait for your appointment with a dentist. With that said, there is no substitute for professional dental help, and since a toothache can be a sign of an underlying issue, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.

Cavities

Plaque buildup will destroy your teeth’s enamel, resulting in cavities. Cavities are no laughing matter and will lead to extensive tooth decay, as well as horrible pain. The good news is that you can help prevent these nasty holes by brushing at least twice a day, making sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, floss daily, reduce the amount of snacks you consume, and rinse your mouth with a fluoride-containing mouthwash. And don’t forget to visit your dentist for regular checkups.

Cold Sensitivity

Teeth that are sensitive to cold shouldn’t be brushed off as nothing but an annoying problem that keeps you away from ice cream. In fact, sensitive to cold could be caused by a serious problem, such as exposed roots, fractured teeth, or even gum disease. That is why it’s important to seek the help of your dentist.

They will be able to determine the root cause of the issue and whether it can simply be treated with desensitizing toothpaste or requires something more extensive, such as a root canal or filling.