Wisdom teeth blues. Badly decayed teeth.

Patients that do not come into dental clinics on a regular basis should learn the signs of badly decayed teeth.

They seem to elicit high pain responses at the very worst of times.

Busy life schedules will be disrupted at inopportune points in your work week.

Swelling and mouth odor are also distinct possibilities.

Openings in the teeth trap food fragments which also cause the release of sulphuric gases, in essence bad breath also known as halitosis.

Given the best oral brushing and flossing techniques, you will not be able to rinse this problem away.

You may be able to suppress the noted odor for a moment but it comes right back with the trapping of more plaque, tartar and bacteria.

This is why you must visit your oral health team regularly to secure the help that will treat the oral cavity, before the onset of badly decayed teeth.

This is a problem that has a cure with regular visits to your dentist.

There is no free lunch in planning for the eradication of dental disease.

Watching what you eat with healthy choices made from fruit and vegetable groups, generates high energy levels.

During examination of the teeth one notable point in particular is the amount and quality of the patient’s saliva detected.

Prescription medications can cause xerostomia or commonly  referred to as dry mouth.

Dry mouth causes teeth to decay allowing them to dry out and deteriorate.

Teeth in this state are more prone to fracture due to a weakened integrity of the enamel.

The enamel is the hardest tissue in the body and if compromised permits the entrance of bacteria into the softer substrate known as dentin just under the enamel.

While decay in most situations moves slowly, it is accelerated by the consumption of high amounts of sugary foods and drinks.

For healthy teeth and gums the underlying bone structure is also important for overall support of the teeth.

Loss of the bone support, usually through periodontal disease, is another way to experience breakdowns of the oral cavity.

Bone loss traps bacteria deep within periodontal pockets.

Dentistry has many procedures that combat dental disease in attempts to return the balance of health in the oral cavity.

You will not benefit from these procedures without routine visits to your dentist of choice.

Make an effort to keep routine visits and you will reduce your chances to encounter badly decayed teeth.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.

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I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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