Oral Health Facts

The Oral Health Facts You Need To Know To Keep You Healthy

At Cariodontal, dental wellness is our main goal. Our patients thrive because we take the time to listen, care, diagnose and educate. Our Oral Health Facts cover everything from preventing cavities to how systemic diseases can alter your dental health. We’ve compiled information on some of the most common dental health issues affecting dental patients of all ages.

Allergies and Dentistry

Allergic reactions in dentistry may be caused by certain dental materials or medications.

Bad Breath – Halitosis

There are many reasons for bad breath. Mouth odor, also called halitosis, is a common condition and sometimes a source of embarrassment.

Bruxism – Grinding Teeth

Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and is typically accompanied by the clenching of the jaw.

Cancer Care and Dental Health

It is important for cancer patients to schedule a thorough dental exam at least two weeks before cancer treatment begins.

Dry Mouth – Xerostomia

Dry Mouth is a condition related to the salivary glands, which help keep the mouth moist, thus preventing decay and other oral health problems.

Mens Oral Health

Research indicates that men are less likely than women to take care of their physical health. It also states that mens oral health is equally ignored.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a common form of cancer that affects the tongue, the floor of the mouth, the soft palate, and lips and gums.

Periodontal Disease

Everyone knows to brush their teeth twice a day, but many people forget about their gums!  Periodontal disease also known as gum disease can cause tooth loss and a variety of other health problems.

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Studies have shown that diabetics are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal (gum) disease―than those who do not have diabetes. The relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes causes great concern because serious gum disease may have the potential to affect the blood sugar.

Pregnancy and Dentistry

If you’re planning or suspect you’re already pregnant, it’s important that you see a dentist right away. Pregnancy may cause unexpected oral health changes due to hormones which can exaggerate the way in which gum tissues react to plaque.

Sensitive Teeth – Dentin Hypersensitivity

People who have sensitive teeth feel short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin.

Tobacco Use and Oral Health

Tobacco produces many oral health problems and risk factors. Tooth discoloration and gum disease as well as throat, lung, and oral cancer are common.

Women Oral Health and Hormones

Puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause all can have an effect on a woman’s oral health.


Xylitol is known as the tooth decay preventive sweetener.