Appearance is everything today. We all yearn for the latest trends, always trying to look our best. We pay for expensive manicures, haircuts, and facials - but do we pay enough attention to our teeth? People tend to focus on other physical features to change, but why not our teeth? Our dental care is neglected on a daily basis.

There are so many common dental issues that we overlook regularly – plaque being the most common. Dental plaque is something we all know forms on our teeth, and is what we are brushing away day and night, but did you know that it is caused by bacteria in the mouth that wears away the enamel and gums? Brushing your teeth at least twice a day removes plaque and prevents cavities from forming.

Another significant dental problem that is ignored by people is bad breath. Bad breath is mainly caused by insufficient oral hygiene. Bad breath can be easily taken care of by regularly brushing your teeth. Flossing and using mouthwash aid in sustaining fresh breath for longer. Avoiding products containing tobacco will also help in keeping bad breath away.

Stained teeth are an occurrence we seem to never be able to escape. In our lives, we tend to indulge in our favorite foods, but a lot of the time they contain dyes that stain our enamel. Stains are caused by things like drinking tea or wine and, by activities like smoking. The outer layer of the tooth is what gets discolored and therefore, the simplest solution is using whitening toothpaste. However, on certain occasions, the inner layers of the tooth are stained, and this needs bleaching. If this is the case, you can make an appointment with your dentist for a whitening appointment.

If you consume many acidic things, you are possibly suffering from tooth erosion. Tooth erosion is a dental problem caused by acid wearing away the enamel. To solve this problem, rinse your mouth after consuming something acidic so the acid does not stay in your mouth. Another solution is using a straw when drinking beverages like carbonated drinks. Doing this prevents acid from running over teeth while you drink. Brushing your teeth, and maintaining optimal oral hygiene is important.

Dental problems affect us all. We need to start paying attention to our dental needs to keep our bright smiles!