Common Dental Problems and Solutions.
There is no end to the possible configurations of dental issues that can cause you discomfort from embarrassment and painful side effects. The most common dental problems in America are:
Tooth decay – Caused by sugars and starch attaching to plaque and eating away tooth enamel. The solution for this common problem is proper at-home oral hygiene, controlling the diet, and biannual checkups with one of our experienced Grand Strand general dentists. We offer safe tooth colored fillings to prevent additional decay and potential complications with untreated cavities for teeth that are already damaged.
Gum disease – Studies suggest gum disease is linked to your overall general health. We are able to successfully treat gum disease through a variety of treatments. Using oral DNA tests, we can simultaneously check for indications of oral cancer in your saliva while assessing specific bacteria that cause gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes, tooth loss, and other preventable complications.
Tooth erosion – Caused when acid attacks the tooth enamel. This common problem can lead to severe sensitivity, tooth cracking, and other complications. In addition to general dental cleanings and proper oral care at home, our Myrtle Beach cosmetic dentists can restore your teeth to their most vibrant and structurally sound through the use of dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and when the situation calls for them, dental implants.
Other issues – Teeth that are chipped, cracked, unevenly spaced, missing, or heavily stained can all cause significant embarrassment and make you feel less than attractive. Our experienced dentists are able to work with any smile, no matter its current condition, and through the use of various cosmetic procedures, restore your smile to its most brilliant and stunning state.