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Common Dental Problems During the COVID-19 Outbreak

POSTED ON AUGUST 31, 2020

Many people couldn't set an appointment to see a dentist in Bellevue, WA, because of the pandemic. This means they couldn't access the dental care and treatment they need to address their oral problems. And since oral issues don't get better on their own, these problems worsen and require more treatment.

Ensure good oral hygiene at home to protect you and your family's smiles during this pandemic. In this article, we will discuss the common dental problems encountered during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems encountered during this pandemic. Plaque, poor oral hygiene, and sugary food and drinks are the no.1 culprit behind tooth decay. Common symptoms include toothache, tooth sensitivity, and black spots appearing on your teeth. By practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding sugary snacks, you can prevent tooth decay.


Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that keep your teeth in place. Poor oral hygiene, smoking, and diabetes are some of the risk factors that lead to gum disease. Common symptoms are swollen and bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, and loose teeth. You can avoid gum disease through the following:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Floss your teeth and rinse your mouth with a mouth wash.
  • Visit a dentist in Bellevue, WA, twice a year for cleanings.


Chronic Bad Breath

Chronic bad breath is a result of having a dental condition. This could be dry mouth, oral cancer, decay, or gum disease. The only way to find out the root cause is to consult with a dentist in Bellevue, WA. Try to change your diet or improve your oral hygiene habits. Your bad breath may have something to do with the types of food you eat and lack of brushing.


Mouth Sores

Mouth sores usually go away on their own after two weeks. But if your mouth sores are recurring, it could be a sign of oral cancer. It's best to consult with a dentist.


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