We understand that visiting the dentist may not be your favorite activity. However, avoiding the dentist can lead to a host of oral health problems (and general health concerns) that can often be averted with simple routine dental check-ups and cleanings. Aside from visiting the Hamptons Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in North Dallas for regular dental care, you should also visit Dr. Hampton if you suspect you may be suffering from any of the following oral health concerns.
Although many people experience tooth sensitivity when consuming food and drinks that are extremely hot or cold, excessive tooth sensitivity may indicate a larger problem, such as advancing gum disease. Alternatively, tooth sensitivity may simply be a bother. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, contact Dr. Hampton. He can recommend effective treatment options as well as make sure that your sensitivity is not a sign of a bigger issue.
Tooth decay, sometimes referred to as caries, is one of the leading causes of permanent tooth loss. Tooth decay often occurs as the result of an excessive buildup of plaque on or around the teeth, which eventually leads to the development of acids that can damage the teeth’s mineral structure. To avoid tooth decay, practice good oral hygiene habits — which includes visiting Dr. Hampton for your all your regular dental exams and cleanings! In the event you do experience tooth decay, Dr. Hampton offers white fillings at his Carrollton practice.
If left untreated, periodontal, or gum, disease is serious and can lead to inflammation of the gums, tooth loss and bone damage. The good news is that periodontal disease is preventable and can typically be averted by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day and keeping all your routine dental appointments.
Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Everyone suffers from bad breath from time to time. Eating certain foods such as garlic or onions is a common culprit behind bad breath. However, if you suffer from persisting bad breath, or halitosis, contact Dr. Hampton, as it may be a sign of periodontal disease or another oral health issue.
If you have uneven teeth or a misaligned bite, contact North Dallas cosmetic dentist Dr. Hampton. Crooked teeth and an uneven bite cause painful symptoms such as headaches and jaw pain. In addition, it is more difficult to care for crooked teeth properly, sometimes leading to tooth decay or other dental problems. By visiting Dr. Hampton, you can learn about various treatment options that can help correct the look and function of crooked teeth (or an uneven bite).
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hampton so he can evaluate your oral health and discuss any dental concerns you may have, please contact the Hamptons Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling (972) 395-9292.