Teeth Diseases

Common Teeth Diseases

Without a doubt, plaque is at the top of the list for teeth diseases. Cavities are close behind and the major reason why people visit a dentist. Halitosis also affects many people. The good news is that they can all be easily treated. The best way to prevent these teeth diseases is to understand what causes them and then provide immediate dental care.


Plaque is a soft clear coating that collects on the surface of the teeth. It comes from bacteria that lives in your mouth. Most of the plaque will be scrapped off your teeth by consuming a diet of fibrous and raw foods. Yet, our typical modern day diet contains a lot of processed foods that do not eliminate plaque.

Like many teeth diseases, the most effective method to prevent and stop any plaque is by brushing teeth and flossing on a regular daily basis. Otherwise it builds up to a thick coating known as tartar. Tarter starts an anaerobic respiration on the teeth that creates acids. These acids will eventually cause damage to the tooth's surface and produce cavities.


Cavities are extremely common among tooth diseases and cause damage within the teeth structure. They can be very painful if not treated immediately. You might develop tooth decay and lose teeth. This can happen as food get caught between your teeth and combine with saliva and bacteria in your mouth. This mixture creates plaque and will stick to your teeth. The plaque grows sugar bacterial acids that dissolve the teeth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.

New cavities typically do not hurt even as the tooth's surface becomes softener. Treatment involves drilling out the disease and filling it with composite resin, gold or dental amalgam. If this procedure is done when the cavity first develops, it hurts less and is inexpensive to treat.

Halitosis or Bad Breath

Halitosis is known as bad breath and comes from protein broken down by bacteria inside the mouth. It is caused by pieces of food that are caught between teeth, on the gums and on the tongue. When teeth are not cleaned, this food degrades and creates a bad smell. Foods like cheeses and garlic can produce bad breath. Other conditions like respiratory infections, gastrointestinal problems, sinusitis and diabetes may create bad breath as well. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily usually stops bad breath and prevents other teeth diseases.

Some other dental conditions include Canker Sores, Gum Disease, Dry Mouth, Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) and Stained Teeth. We also have short articles on topics like Oral Hygiene and Teeth Whitening. Our site does not provide medical and/or dental advice and you should consult dentist regarding your teeth health.

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