Most of the dental infections are caused by bacteria, which breed in the gums and in the spaces between that the teeth. The common dental problems suffered by nearly half of the human population are foul breath, swelling and bleeding of gums, deposit of plaque, dental caries and sensitive teeth.
Some of the common symptoms that indicate towards an underlying dental problem are swelling and pain in the gums, bleeding of gums, chronic bad breath, loosening up of teeth, discoloration of tooth, widening of the gap between the teeth and tooth sensitivity to hot and cold.
A visit to the dentist is definitely a must whenever you experience any of these symptoms, but at the same time even if you do not experience any symptoms you must understand why most of these dental problems arise and how you can guard against these problems.
Prevention from within
Although accumulation and breeding of bacteria due to poor oral hygiene is seen as the prominent reason behind most dental problems, your weak immunity system may also be the prime reason. When your internal immunity system isn’t quite strong, the bacteria find it easier to survive and breed in your dental region.
Apart from these reasons, your dental problems may also be an outcome of an overworked liver. When your liver has to work more, there’s excessive production of heat which promotes the growth of bacteria in the digest canal.
Some of the prominent reasons that cause the liver to overwork are eating spicy and fried foods, smoking, heavy consumption of alcohol, birth control pills and certain medication.
Both the above mentioned points speak about the importance of general health, if you want to avoid dental problems. Your eating and drinking habits are the most important, to both, keep your immunity system strong and to prevent the liver from getting overworked.
And the remaining is all about regular dental care which includes brushing your teeth twice a day, avoiding carbonated drinks, restricting the amount of sweets, rinsing the mouth after every meal, flossing and using mouthwash as and when required.