6 Simple Solutions to Common Dental Problems

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Teeth prove ever troublesome to tend to over the course of life. There are many things that can go wrong with your teeth at any age. Luckily, we have come a long way in developing solutions that can permanently fix these problems. Here are six examples.

  1. Whitening
    Nearly half (48%) of Americans are unhappy with their teeth, and 64% of them cite discoloration as the reason. Over time, plaque accumulation and aging will wear on the natural color of your teeth. One solution to this issue is to have them professionally whitened at your dentist’s recommendation.
  2. Porcelain Veneers
    If your teeth have suffered enamel erosion past a certain point, porcelain veneers can cover them and block out discoloration entirely. Likewise, if you chip your front teeth, porcelain veneers can cover that. Veneers are more useful for minor damage to the front teeth and are used primarily in cosmetic dentistry.
  3. Braces
    Alignment issues are fairly common. Braces and invisible aligners are excellent tools to fix this issue entirely. Having an improper bite can cause jaw discomfort and further issues later in life. It is much better to get braces now than to wait until later.
  4. Crowns and Caps
    Severe cavities will require something to block food and drink from entering. Fillings, followed by a cap or crown to cover the tooth, will solve the problem and keep your teeth safe for years to come.
  5. Extractions
    Sometimes your teeth need to be pulled. This is most common with wisdom teeth, as many people will not have room for their wisdom teeth to properly grow into their mouths.
  6. Dental Implants
    As you age, you might experience tooth decay. You might also get into an accident or altercation that results in your teeth being knocked out. Whatever the cause, dental implants are a ready solution.

Most conceivable dental issues have ready solutions that have been well established for many years. Taking care of your teeth is a daily responsibility, but just know that there are solutions to almost any situation that you run into. If you require any of these treatments, contact us today to schedule an appointment.