Common Problems

Common Dental Problems

Even when you take good care of your teeth, common problems can occur. Seeing a Walnut Creek dentist can help ensure you prevent the following dental issues from developing and treat those that already have:


  • Tooth Decay: Carbohydrate-rich foods, such as candy, cookies, soft drinks and even fruit juices, leave deposits on your teeth that bond with the bacteria in your mouth. This causes the formation of acids that damage the mineral structure and enamel of teeth, resulting in tooth decay.
  • Sensitive Teeth: Your teeth expand and contract in reaction to changes in temperature, including hot and cold foods. Over time, tooth enamel can be worn down, gums may recede, or teeth may develop microscopic cracks, causing sensitivity.
  • Gum Disease: Periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—can cause inflammation, tooth loss, and bone damage. Gingivitis, the disease's early stage, causes gums to appear bloody, swollen, and red. 
  • Bad Breath (Halitosis): Daily brushing and flossing helps to prevent the build-up of food particles, plaque, and bacteria that causes bad breath. Consistent bad breath may be a sign of gum disease or another dental problem.
  • Canker Sores: Canker sores small sores with a white or gray base and a red border that can be treated by the use of antimicrobial mouthwashes or topical agents.
  • Orthodontic Problems: A bite that does not meet properly—a malocclusion—can caused by missing or extra teeth, misaligned jaws, injuries, and finger or thumb sucking.


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