DENTAL HEALTH AND YOU: GREAT CARE IN FAIRMONT, WV

CHOOSE DR. MUSIC FOR YOUR DENTAL NEEDS

Dental health is of great importance for everyone. The condition of your mouth is indicative of your general health, and diseases of the gums in particular have been linked to heart disease, coronary artery disease, and a host of other problems. It is imperative to choose a great dentist to help you keep your mouth healthy. The life you save may well be your own!

COMMON ISSUES THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR MOUTH

Cavities: Cavities, or tooth decay, is generally preventable. Cavities are typically not especially dangerous, but they can negatively affect your quality of life. High-carbohydrate foods like candy, cookies, soda, etc., can make your teeth prone to decay. Early detection is the most important factor in treating cavities, short of prevention.

Gum Disease: Gum disease is a serious, preventable disease that can cause a wide range of problems, up to and including tooth loss or even heart disease. Gum disease generally begins with plaque and progresses to red or swollen gums that bleed easily. Bad breath that is continuous despite changes in diet can be a good indicator of the presence of gum disease. Dr. Music can help you prevent and treat gum disease. Some possible risks of untreated gum disease include:

  • Receding gums and tooth loss
  • Discolored and damaged teeth
  • Holes in the gum tissue between the teeth
  • Infections of the gums, which can be painful and exude an unpleasant odor

It is important to prevent gum disease, or at least treat it quickly. Generally, good flossing and brushing habits as well as regular check ups and cleanings can prevent gum disease or at least minimize its occurrence.

Halitosis (Bad Breath): Food particles build up in the mouth and cause problems. As they decompose, bacteria proliferate and cause bad breath. Gum disease and infection can also cause halitosis. Dr. Music can help to determine the cause of your halitosis and work with you to cure it.

Ulcers/Canker sores: These white spots are painful and can affect our comfort while eating. Acidic foods and bacterial buildup can cause canker sores. Good hygiene and the use of some mouthwashes can help to heal and prevent canker sores. Talk to Dr. Music about how to treat and prevent these painful sores from recurring in the future.

General dental care is important for our happiness and overall health. Dr. Music is your best choice in the Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown, and Grafton WV areas.