Common Oral Health Problems
What Causes Common Oral Health Problems?
In the following educational dental video, experienced Buffalo dentist Douglas Hamill DDS explains the reason for common oral health problems.
What are the causes of darkened teeth, morning breath, and canker sores?
Darkening in the teeth is often caused by imbibing liquids such as tea, wine, and coffee, though the general process of aging can also play a role. Morning breath is usually caused by plaque on the teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. To have a better chance at stopping morning breath in its tracks, before you go to bed, you should brush your teeth, floss, and try to clean your tongue with your toothbrush. Numerous factors such as trauma, vigorous brushing, smoking, and consumption of spicy foods can contribute to the development of canker sores.
Can bad oral care affect my overall health?
Though the teeth, the tongue, and the mouth make up only a small part of the body, an issue with any of them can influence your health. A recent study found a definitive connection between oral health disease and heart disease and stroke. According to the results of the study, the plaque that builds up around the teeth or due to gingivitis can release bacteria into the bloodstream. This bacteria in turn travels to the heart and can cause a blockage.
Do you have sensitive teeth, or experience tooth sensitivity when eating certain foods? Contact our experienced dentist in Buffalo NY, Dr. Douglas Hamill to schedule a consultation. He has over 25 years of experience in dentistry and prides himself on providing affordable dental care in a professional environment utilizing the latest in dental technology.