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Oral Problems and Self-Care

Let’s examine the causes of various oral problems including caries, gum disease, hypersensitivity, bad breath, discoloration of the teeth and dry mouth, and self-care methods for each problem.


What is Caries?

Caries is a disease in which teeth dissolved due to acid produced by streptococcus mutans. If the symptoms progress, it will result in the loss of teeth.

Mechanism of Caries

Your teeth become susceptible to caries when 3 factors coexist. Caries in their initial stage can be treated through self-care.

Caries Prevention and Self-Care

In order to prevent caries, establish the habit of brushing after eating, and try to eat regular and balanced meals.

Periodontal Disease

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease occurs in the tissue that supports teeth. Progress of periodontal disease is not so noticeable, and is referred to as one of two major oral diseases, together with caries.

Mechanism of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is divided into “gingivitis” and “periodontitis” according to the symptoms. If gingivitis is left untreated and inflammation spreads, it can progress to periodontitis.

Periodontal Disease Prevention and Self-Care

In order to prevent periodontal disease, it is important to reduce the risk factor of periodontal disease by removing plaque through adequate brushing.


Mechanism of Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity is a condition in which your teeth hurt when brushing or when you eat or drink something cold, even though you do not have any caries, due to gum recession.

Hypersensitivity Prevention and Self-Care

Hypersensitivity is highly treatable if dealt with in its initial stage. The key to preventing hypersensitivity is careful daily brushing.

Bad Breath

Mechanism of Bad Breath

Various things in our everyday life cause bad breath. It is said that over 80% of the causes of bad breath exist in our mouth.

Bad Breath Prevention and Self-Care

Keep your mouth and teeth clean, and receive adequate treatment for caries and/or periodontal disease. You can prevent bad breath more effectively by using interdental brushes and mouthwash (dental rinse).

Stains (discoloration of the teeth)

Mechanism of Stains

The major causes of discoloration of the teeth are pigments contained in food and drinks or tar contained in cigarettes.

Stain Prevention and Self-Care

Careful daily brushing protects your teeth from discoloration. It is recommended that toothpaste be used that effectively removes stains.

Wisdom Teeth

What are Wisdom Teeth (Third Molars)?

The way in which the wisdom teeth grow differs for each person. Brush your wisdom teeth with extra care, as wisdom teeth are more susceptible to caries.