Residents of Lancaster are much like people in the rest of the country. Many of them feel like they are too busy to take certain simple steps that prevent the onset of dental problems. Chief among these steps is periodic visits to a dentist. Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in-between, frequent check-ups with your dentist are keys to keeping a healthy mouth. A dentist can help prevent most of the common dental problems that plague our Lancaster patients. Here’s a (very) brief overview of some of those problems.
Bad breath can leave a poor first impression and dramatically affect your self-confidence. If you suffer from bad breath, your dentist should be able to help you pin-point the cause. However, the most common causes of bad breath include:
- Bacteria build-up
- Gum disease
Don’t assume that your bad breath is something over which you have no control. With the aid of a dentist like Dr. Larry Evola, you can eliminate the problem.
The scourge of dentists everywhere, the cavity is another ailment with a relatively simple cause and which can be prevented in similarly simple fashion. Most cavities are caused by a build-up of bacteria and its acidic byproducts. Brush, floss, watch what you eat and visit your dentist for periodic check-ups and you can prevent cavities with relative ease.
Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. When plaque and bacteria build up in your mouth, your gums swell and bleed. In extreme cases, it can even result in tooth loss. Again, frequent visits to your dentist, as well as good brushing and flossing techniques, will help you prevent gingivitis.
If you’re a resident of the Lancaster area and you’re looking for a dentist who can meet your needs, please contact Forestream Dental today for a free consultation.