6. Chipped Teeth
Excessive teeth clenching or grinding, eating too many hard candies, snacking on ice, and exposure to excessive heat and cold can cause breakages, cracks and chips to emerge in your teeth. Now, tiny cracks and chips are not a cause for much concern.
However, a bigger crack can cause excessive pain, and even lead to permanent tooth damage. A dentist can help you explore several options, such as tooth contouring, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns to firm up heavily impaired teeth.
Periodontitis is the secondary stage of gum infection or gum disease. It triggers an increase in inflammation, causing your gums to lessen, and creating pockets between your gums and teeth. These pockets get filled up with plaque, food particles and tartar, which gradually builds up infections and abscesses.
As it reaches an advanced stage, a gum infection can pose serious damages to the bone that holds the teeth, and it happens to be one of the greatest causes of tooth loss amongst adults. If your gums are receding, it is highly advisable to consult a dentist immediately.
8. Aspirin Burn
Most people believe that an aspirin can aid in curing a toothache, however, the awful truth is that allowing your cheek to be exposed to an aspirin can result in a painful burn. Instead of alleviating your toothache, the acid content in aspirin will burn a white and scratchy lesion into your cheeks or gums.
You can prevent this by swallowing the aspirin instead of swashing it around in your mouth. And if you end up suffering an aspirin burn, the only thing that can heal it is time, around two weeks to be exact.