We all require dental treatment at some time in our lives, as our teeth and gums have to endure some heavy punishment over the years and with regular oral examinations, the dentist can spot any oral issues and carry out prompt treatment. Here is our list of the most common dental issues that adults have to deal with.

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Tooth Decay

People of all ages suffer from tooth decay, which manifests itself in cavities and this is usually caused by poor oral hygiene and/or a high sugar diet. What starts as a tiny hole in the tooth enamel, quickly grows and the dentist would use a high-speed drill to clean out the cavity and prepare it for a composite filling. It is essential that the dentist removes all of the decayed material, otherwise the decay can spread to healthy parts of the tooth. The dentist will ensure that the tooth is clean and free from decay.

Missing Teeth

Of course, as we get older, our teeth do degenerate and losing a tooth is a common occurrence; sporting collisions and other accidents can easily cause a tooth to unseat and there are several treatments that can replace missing teeth. If you search online for dental implants in Sydney or in the area where you are located, you will find state of the art clinics where you can have special titanium pins inserted into the jawbone. The prosthetic tooth is fitted some weeks later, giving you a permanent solution to missing teeth. Dental implants can be used with a single missing tooth, several or a complete set of upper and lower teeth, as a replacement for typical dentures that we have relied on for so long. Dental implant treatment is not cheap, yet it does offer a permanent solution and with care, should last a lifetime.

Orthodontics

It is very easy for teeth to become misaligned, which might be due to overcrowding or personal habits. Using a revolutionary clear-plastic aligner called Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth for a nicer smile. It isn’t only teenagers that can have their teeth straightened and as the Invisalign device is removeable, you can eat as normal.

Tooth Whitening

Many people invest in tooth whitening treatment, which makes a person look younger and boosts your self-confidence. Laser tooth whitening is the most popular way to make your smile a few shades whiter and the cosmetic dentist would be the person to see if you would like whiter teeth.

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You should make an appointment to see your dentist twice a year, which allows the dental professional to carry out an oral examination and should there be any issues, prompt treatment is essential. The longer you ignore dental problems, the more treatment they require and should you experience any pain, make an appointment to see your local dentist. If you have recently moved and are not registered at a dental clinic, Google will help you locate a nearby one and you can take a look at the cosmetic treatments that are on offer. You could also take a look at Landmark Family Dental in port hueneme for a range of dentistry services.