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Two Common Dental Problems (and What to do About Them)

Sometimes, despite visiting the dentist for checkups and maintaining good at-home care, dental issues can still crop up. And while everyone is different in terms of which issues affect their teeth and mouth, read on for two different dental issues that are actually quite common.

Eroded enamel and tooth sensitivity

When the enamel of the teeth wears down or erodes, teeth can become not only sensitive but also discolored and misshapen. Sometimes this can be caused by brushing too hard, consuming acidic food and drinks and also from grinding your teeth.

In other cases, tooth sensitivity can be caused from gum disease, an infection of the tooth’s root, gum recession or worn-down fillings. In some cases, the dentin of the teeth becomes exposed, and the tooth’s nerve becomes sensitive to cold or hot substances. This can even be painful.

And while lost enamel cannot be replenished, you can take steps now to treat the issues causing it. When enamel is greatly eroded, teeth can become cracked or chipped. In these cases, bonding or even dental veneers can be a viable solution.

Bad breath

Bad breath can be an embarrassing problem for some. And, even worse, it can be a sign of something bigger going on.

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be cause from bad oral hygiene and certain pungent foods, of course, but also a variety of other issues. Dry mouth, certain medications, an infection, acid reflux and even cancer can contribute to bad breath.

If you are experiencing bad breath, an appointment with Dr. Milan can help get to the root of the cause and also provide any solutions or next steps.

Enhance your oral health fast at Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry

As an acclaimed dentist office in metro Detroit led by Dr. Mitchel Milan, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry can handle all of your and your family’s dental needs…all under one roof.

Whether you are searching for the best in preventative care or if you are considering a more in-depth dental procedure, we are here for you. We specialize in not only dental exams and preventative treatments but also the latest cosmetic and full mouth restoration procedures.

In fact, there’s rarely a case that we can help. Please feel free to schedule an appointment today and learn how your mouth can get in its best shape.

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