Broken, Fractured, or Displaced Tooth
A broken, fractured or displaced tooth is usually not a cause for alarm, as long as decisive, quick action is taken.
If the tooth has been knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see your dentist.
Discolored, Stained, or Dull Teeth
Stubborn stains from coffee, tea, and cigarettes can be difficult to remove with brushing alone. Teeth whitening (in-office or take home) can help eliminate these more superficial stains and also address staining caused by aging or prescription medication use, such as tetracycline stains.
Even after removal of bad teeth, health problems can arise or continue from root or metal fragments or due to chronic infection and inflammation in the jawbone. This may be discovered by an experienced dentist with panoramic X-rays. If you cannot do all of this to sanitise the inside of your mouth, just do the best you can and do not worry. Compensate any shortcomings here with a better diet and positive thinking.
Halitosis means bad breath. It is complaint due to improper dental hygiene. Causes include pocket formation in gums, cavities in teeth in which food debris gets lodged, inflammation in nasal sinuses. Other causes can be bad digestion and vary rarely inflammatory conditions of lungs may produce this condition. Vitiated pitta gives rise to halitosis.
Dental decay is the most common cause of toothache. It happens when a hole in the two outer layers of the tooth (the enamel and the dentine), which protect the inner, living pulp reaches a network of blood vessels and nerves. Food debris and bacteria may collect in the hole and irritate it, and the result can range from mild or dull irritation to excruciating pain. According to the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF), around five million people in the UK visit their dentist with toothache every year.