Without the necessary dental care our teeth may be at risk from a number of dental problems. This ranges from mild tooth decay and gum disease to the more serious tooth abscess and even tooth loss. The one thing common to all these forms of dental problem is the pain that accompanies them. Even a mild gum disease could be responsible for causing irritation and pain and the more serious the problem, the more likely it is to cause significant pain.
There are, fortunately, several very easy ways to avoid these unpleasant dental conditions. Firstly, with a good standard of oral hygiene at home you can reduce the risk of suffering from one or more of these nasty dental conditions. This is because brushing and flossing, as well as other dental hygiene methods, remove plaque and bacteria, which are the main causes of almost all dental problems. The more plaque and bacteria you are able to remove with effective teeth and gum cleaning, the less it is able to negatively affect your mouth.
A Central Leeds dentist will be able to instruct you in how to properly clean your teeth and advise you on which are the most suitable products to use for your teeth. This handily brings us on to the next most important way of avoiding tooth pain and gum disease; the dental check up. It is easy to be complacent about our teeth at times, especially if there is nothing noticeably wrong with them. But this could be a very dangerous attitude to adopt. Dental problems can start slowly but escalate very rapidly. For example, minor decay could be causing little of not concern but if it suddenly becomes a dental abscess the pain will increase dramatically. This problem could be averted altogether by receiving timely treatment for even mild complaints, and this is why a regular check up is so important.