A large percentage of common dental diseases are caused by a lack of proper dental care. In addition to regular dental checkups, the best way to avoid these kinds of dental problems is through good oral maintenance habits and with healthy eating habits. Avoiding dental diseases is not only important for protecting the function of the teeth and gums, it is also a way to help ward off potentially dangerous illnesses like infections and cancers.

One of the common types of dental diseases that affect a large number of people include dental abscesses. Another common problem is dry sockets. Both of these conditions require expensive dental procedures to repair them and they are quite painful. More problems that are commonly experienced include a recession of the gums, swollen and bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity, cracked or broken teeth and erosion of the tooth enamel. Cavities and root canals can also occur as a result of poor dental hygiene practices.

The best way to prevent these types of dental diseases is to perform regular maintenance on the teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth. Regular care is vital to help prevent the build-up of plaque, which is responsible for producing acids and absorbing sugars in the teeth. The acids actually alter the structure of the teeth by removing calcium from the enamel. This leads to the development of cavities, abscesses and other dental problems. Regular maintenance helps to remove free floating bacteria from the inside of the mouth, before they are able to create large colonies. It is these colonies that create plaque.

Another way to keep your mouth disease free is to have any crooked or misaligned teeth stratightened with orthodontics. When there are irregular gaps between teeth that create spaces at awkward angles, these are difficult to reach with normal brushing and even flossing. If left unchecked this is a breeding ground for bacteria and plaque. Braces such as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign can help to close the gaps between teeth, making them much easier to keep clean.

For regular dental checkups and information about braces in Kent you can visit Parrock Dental and Implant Centre, located at 189-191 Parrock Street, in Gravesend, Kent DA12 1EN. Dr Rik Trivedi, the centre’s lead dentist and his highly trained team can help with orthodontic advice and prevent dental diseases before they become a problem. For more information about regular dental checkups and how to avoid common dental diseases, the Parrock Dental and Implant Centrecan be reached at www.parrockdental.co.uk or by calling 01474 537191.