Vampires, ghosts, and monsters…as a child, there’s nothing scarier than things that go bump in the night. But as adults, our fears are often felt closer to home, particularly with dental-related issues that can cause real-life problems if unaddressed. In this blog, we’re helping to exorcise your dental demons and show you how visiting the dentist is definitely ‘more treat than a trick’!
Tooth Decay…now, that’s scary!
There’s nothing scarier than developing a dental infection or experiencing severe tooth sensitivity, both of which can occur through unresolved tooth decay.
Tooth decay and cavities are caused by many factors, including infrequent brushing, flossing, and snacking on too many sugary foods or drinks. They are generally triggered by an overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth, which is left to cause havoc on the tooth’s enamel.
Teeth Grinding – a real pain in the mouth…
Do you find yourself grinding and clenching your teeth? Perhaps you have jaw pain leaving you white as a ghost! Stress-related teeth grinding, or bruxism, is an issue that can lead to:
- severe jaw pain
- cracked and sensitive teeth
- gum recession
Sleep-bruxism can even affect your loved ones if they’re awoken at night by the sound of your grinding! But don’t fret. Your Sarum dentist in Salisbury is on hand to alleviate your grinding problems through clever sleep technology, such as a mouth guard or splint, to help protect your teeth from damage. These devices are discreet, comfortable, and made to measure so that you can get a good night’s sleep whilst keeping your teeth in good condition.
Slaying Bat Breath
Bad breath is generally caused by poor dental hygiene, gum disease and dry mouth. If you’re having difficulty understanding why you have continual bad breath, we advise booking a check-up with our Salisbury dentists, so they can identify and treat the underlying cause, eliminating your bad breath once and for all!