Oral and dental health problems are one of the most important health problems in our country and in the world. Health really starts with the mouth. When we do not pay attention to our oral hygiene and dental health, our general health is also in danger. To have healthy teeth, Dr. Dt. Beril Karagenç Batal gave important information.
FREQUENT PROBLEM TOOTH SENSITIVITY
The common problem of many people is tooth sensitivity. When hot, cold, sugary or sour foods and drinks are taken into the mouth, a quick reaction and tingling occurs in the teeth. This toothache is sharp, sudden and deep. Sensitivity is mostly caused by root surfaces exposed by gingival recession. Factors such as hard and horizontal brushing and clenching trigger sensitivity problems. Specially formulated toothpastes and soft-bristled brushes can be helpful against tooth sensitivity. At the same time, the foods you take should be chosen carefully. Because, as a result of frequent consumption of foods containing too much acid, the enamel layer may dissolve and sensitivity may develop.
ATTENTION TO DRY MOUTH
Dry mouth problem occurs as a result of decreased saliva. Saliva acts as a protector against caries and gingival infections with its washing effect in the mouth. It is a very serious problem. Breathing through the mouth as a result of nasal congestion, sleeping with your mouth open causes dry mouth and causes infection symptoms such as swelling and bleeding in the gums, especially in the anterior regions. In addition, advancing age and diabetes also lead to dry mouth. When these complaints, which are the result of diseases that threaten both oral health and our general health, develop, a doctor's opinion should be sought immediately.
DENTAL STONES MUST BE CLEANED
Irrelevant tartar can cause tooth loss after a certain period of time. Tartars occur when the minerals in your saliva settle on the bacterial plaque that forms on the teeth. Dental calculus that is not cleaned regularly causes gingivitis and gum diseases, as well as a visually bad appearance, and causes bad breath. If the infection is not treated in the early period, the bone tissue surrounding the teeth is also affected and the teeth lose their supporting tissues. With a half-hour appointment from your dentist, you can have your teeth cleaned and you can get healthy and cleaner looking teeth.
ORAL AND DENTAL CHECKS BEFORE IMPORTANT OPERATIONS
The sources of infection in the mouth can be gingivitis and decayed teeth. In addition, causes such as untreated caries, semi-impacted wisdom teeth, lesions that do not heal after root canal treatment, and broken roots can also be counted. All problems in the mouth should be resolved before important treatments such as heart surgeries, orthopedic operations, chemotherapy, marrow transplant. This application is important in two ways. First, these bacteria in the mouth can spread to the operation area through the blood circulation and cause serious problems. Secondly, dental treatments are not allowed for a long time after such difficult procedures. In order to avoid problems such as pain and abscess in the long term, it is recommended to solve it first.
THE EFFECT OF ADVANCED AGE ON THE TEETH
In the aging process, different changes are seen in the mouth as in the whole body. Teeth wear and straighten over the years. Therefore, chewing efficiency decreases. More importantly, the length of the teeth is shortened. In the long term, as a result of the change in size, the lower face becomes shorter and the lip edges collapse down and in. Another aging effect is yellowing of the teeth. As time passes, the teeth acquire a darker color. The risk of caries as a result of reduced saliva is also a time-dependent problem.