Meet and fight the 6 biggest enemies of oral health
The secret to having an impeccable oral health is simpler than you think.
You only have to visit the dentist at least twice a year, make a full and efficient mouthwash after meals and drink plenty of water. But for some people it is not so easy to maintain these habits, and that is where the enemies of the teeth and the mouth arise with greater ease.
Caries is one of the most common dental diseases in the world. It originates when the bacteria in the mouth begin to convert the remains of food (which accumulate due to a failure of hygiene) into acids that erode the tooth. “The first signs of decay are white or brown spots that, if left untreated, can cause inflammation and pain.
Gingivitis is also quite common, gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that affects nine out of ten people. This fact is quite discouraging, since the main cause of this disease is poor brushing and poor oral hygiene.
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Bad breath affects around 40% of the population and can be caused by gum disease, stress, anxiety, an incorrect diet, low water consumption, systemic diseases or poor oral hygiene.
Canker sores are common forms of ulcers (sores) in the mouth and are usually white or yellowish and quite painful.
Cold sores are an infectious disease caused by a virus (HSV).
Dry mouth / xerostomia
The symptom of dry mouth (xerostomia) can be caused by a decreased salivary flow or by changing the composition of the saliva. Its causes can be autoimmune disorders (AIDS and lupus), hormonal disorders (diabetes and thyroid dysfunction), neuronal disorders (Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy), depression, the use of some medications (more than 500 medications can affect the salivary glands).