Are you looking for a Vancouver dental care provider? If so, you are likely new to the area or currently experiencing what seems to be a dental issue worth justifying a visit to your local dentist.

At Hazel Dell Dental Care, we see a number of different dental problems on a daily basis, and after a while, we have started to notice what dental issues people seek our services for most. In an effort to help you diagnose the dental issue that you are currently experiencing before you come to visit us, we have compiled some information about the five most common dental issues that we tend to see, here at our Vancouver dental office.

Continue reading to learn about the five most common dental issues that we treat at our Vancouver dental care location.

Tooth Decay

When most people think of tooth decay, they tend to think of the gross and villainous smiles of any movie’s antagonist. That being said, tooth decay is much more common than people might think — and that’s because early tooth decay goes by a much more familiar name — cavities.

Cavities can develop for a number of different reasons and can affect people of all ages. For children, it is usually the overconsumption of sugars and other unhealthy foods. For adults, it is usually a lack of preventative dental care that causes cavities. Regardless, a quick trip to our Vancouver dental care office can prevent tooth decay.

Gum Disease

Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is extremely common in people of all ages. Gum disease is completely preventable and is known as gingivitis and periodontitis in its earlier stages.

The warning signs of gum disease are bad breath, red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, and painful chewing. If you have any of the above symptoms, it might be a good idea to schedule a preventative care appointment with your local Vancouver dentist office.

Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion is the loss of your tooth’s normal structure. Tooth erosion can occur for a number of reasons including the overconsumption of acidic foods, inability to regularly care for your teeth, and grinding your teeth as you sleep.

Tooth erosion is rather easy to diagnose and if you notice that your teeth are losing structure, it might be time to visit your dental care provider.

Toothaches & Sensitivity

Toothaches and tooth sensitivity are both very avoidable and are usually caused by improper dental care. Sensitivity and aches can occur when tooth enamel has been damaged, teeth are not regularly brushed, trauma has been experienced, and as a result of having a poor diet. If you have any questions about what you can do to prevent toothaches and tooth sensitivity, simply contact your local dentist to ask.

Attractive Smiles

At Hazel Dell Dental Care, we think that all smiles are beautiful, but some people lack confidence in their smile or need minor corrective actions taken to fix their smile. Some people have crooked teeth, some people have yellow teeth, and some people are missing teeth — all of which are solvable issues.

To fix your smile, get in touch with our Vancouver dental care office to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

If you are experiencing a dental issue of any kind, we urge you to get in touch with us today.

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