Complications Arising from Poor Oral Hygiene

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Cavities (Tooth Decay)

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Plaque, a bacterial film on teeth, produces acids that erode enamel, causing cavities (caries).

Gingivitis

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Poor oral hygiene can cause inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis.

Periodontitis

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If gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease.

Tooth Sensitivity

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Inadequate oral care and enamel erosion expose tooth inner layers, heightening sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet items.

Pregnancy Complications

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Periodontal disease has been linked to preterm birth and low birth weight.

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Regular brushing, flossing, and dentist check-ups are essential for preventing oral health issues.