Common Dental Problems And Their Solutions

Updated on 18 August 2022

Let's face it, dental problems are never fun. However, the good news is that most of them can be quite easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, eating properly, making sure you floss regularly and going for regular dental check-ups are some of the most essential steps in preventing dental issues.

Common Dental Problems

It is important to educate yourself about some of the most common dental problems along with what causes them. Below is a list of some common ones.

  • Bad Breath

Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be downright embarrassing. Gum diseases, oral cancer, a dry mouth, bacteria and cavities on the tongue are some of the most severe dental problems that may cause bad breath. Contrary to popular belief, using mouthwash can also only cover up bad breath when a dental problem is present, but will not prevent it.

  • Tooth Decay

Cavities, also known as tooth decay, occur when plaque, which is the sticky yellowish substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and starches of the food we eat. This combination produces acids that directly and vehemently attack the tooth enamel.

  • Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Periodontal Disease is commonly known as gum disease, which refers to an infection of the gums surrounding the teeth. Being one of the main causes of tooth loss amongst adults, certain medical studies have also indicated that they might be a connection between periodontal diseases and heart issues. Additionally, smoking is one of the most significant factors causing it.

  • Tooth Erosion

The loss of tooth structure is simply caused when acid attacks the enamel. The symptoms may range from sensitivity to even more severe problems such as cracking. Tooth erosion is a lot more common than we might think, but can also be prevented with precautions and medications.


Dental problems, no matter how severe, can more often than not, be prevented or even completely avoided, especially if one acts responsibly in handling their oral health. CHL Hospital’s Dental Department provides a wide range of dental services to children, teens, adults and patients with special health care needs. From common pediatric conditions to more complex surgical treatments - CHL hospitals provide them with all!

So just like one focuses on taking care of your physical health and physique through time-consuming exercise regimes, taking out time to manage dental health and oral hygiene is just as important.






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