Top 5 Dental Problems in Adults

Brushing your teeth regularly, daily flossing, healthy diet, regular control of your teeth are among the most effective methods of preventing dental problems.

However, despite these preventive measures, there are a number of dental problems, the most common being: gingivitis, halitosis, caries, orthodontic problems, aesthetic and tooth loss.


This problem occurs because of plaque deposits, which are a physiological process that can’t be stopped, but if there is periodic removal of tartar, gum problems won’t arise.

Tartar removing (scaling) is usually made every 6 months. There are persons who need scaling rarer or more often. During the six months, consult is established the need for scaling.

Gingivitis is translated into practice through gums bleeding during brushing, bright red gums and by an increased sensitivity (pain). It also appears halitosis (mouth odor).

Over time, if plaque is not removed, the gingivitis progresses to periodontal disease. The also occur gums withdrawals, loss of bone structure and tooth loss over time due to lack of bone support.

Dental decay

Dental caries affects both deciduous teeth and permanent teeth. Both in children and adults, this arises from poor dental hygiene and lack of hygiene due to crowded teeth or vicious habits.

If you follow a regular plan of consultations, cavities can be detected when they are in an early stage. The dentist will remove the decay and will place a filling. If you fail to detect decay at an early stage, when they evolve will affect the tooth nerve. After nerve removal is required a crown. In addition to these, decay leads to the appearance of halitosis (mouth odor).

Orthodontic problems

These problems translate into crowded teeth, the spacing of teeth arches abnormal form, etc. Over time, all these problems cause temporomandibular joint pain, accelerated the appearance of cavities, fractured teeth, increased attrition of teeth, loss of bone tissue supporting the teeth, aesthetic problems, etc.

Straightening teeth can be done at any age, but, as the earlier, it is even easier. It is good that around the age of 6, children to be seen by an orthodontist.

Adults can wear braces to straighten teeth or if they want to have a beautiful smile (aesthetic) or if the old mining occurred after changes in tooth position.

There is a huge variety of braces for both children and adults, and therefore most able to decide what type of brace must be worn is the orthodontist specialist.

Aesthetic problems

Whether there are crowded teeth, dental cavities on the front teeth or abnormal shape and color of the front teeth, they can be solved in the dental office. You can put veneers on teeth and achieve a uniform color and shape of them.

Tooth whitening can be done to achieve a bright smile. These whitening can be done in an hour, being useful if you have a special event in the next days.

Braces fix crowded teeth or teeth that stay too in front, making a perfect outline of the dental arch. Braces can also be “invisible”. That is put inside teeth.

Tooth Loss

Edentulism is the lack of a tooth. After a tooth extraction is ideal for that space to be covered with a false tooth. If you do not cover it, will appear teeth migration (slope, descent, rotation) with very bad effects on the teeth adjacent bone structures and especially the temporomandibular joint.

Areas can be covered either by bridges (the doctor grind the teeth that borders the edentulous space and creates a bridge between them, which contains one or more false teeth) or dental implants. The solution with implants is the most conservative and aesthetic.