It's just as important to take care of your oral health as other parts of your body. If not properly maintained, you can develop various oral health issues or diseases. Although there are other conditions that can affect your mouth, even with proper oral health. Below are just a few oral health conditions you could experience.

Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is a rare, usually chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects the skin and mouth. Lichen planus is caused by an immune system problem called “imbalanced” or “excess” squamous cell immunity. The skin and mouth are particularly vulnerable to this oral health condition because they have low levels of immune cells that can fight off infections. If left untreated, lichen planus can cause permanent damage to your skin and mouth. The redness, rash, and pain tend to improve after bathing or being in the sun for a while. However, most times, the first choice for treatment of lichen planus is usually a prescription corticosteroid cream or ointment. If that doesn't help and your condition is severe or widespread, your doctor might suggest a corticosteroid pill or injection.

Gum disease and cavities

If you have tartar on your teeth, then the bacteria that cause gum disease and cavities can have an easier time getting a foothold in your mouth. When bacteria from gum disease or cavities have an easier time getting access to your teeth, then they can cause serious damage to your teeth such as the loss of tooth structure and root canalization. This can lead to many health problems such as a decrease in the ability to chew and eat food properly, stunted growth, and dental problems such as tooth loss, tooth impaction, or painful gums.

Tooth decay

Having more tartar makes you more likely to get tooth decay. This is because the bacteria that cause decay flourishes in an environment with a lot of food particles, like those found in plaque. When plaque is not removed regularly, then the bacteria can gain access to the area between your teeth and gums where they meet. This is one of the reasons why dental checkups every six months serve the best interests of your oral health.

Staying on top of your oral health is the best way to avoid or reduce the effects of the concerns above. Contact us today for information about LIVFRESH, a dental gel that's recommended by dentists to fight plaque on a molecular level. Our edible, GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) list-approved ingredients will safely give you a healthier mouth.