Your dentist is there to not only help you with things like filling in cavities, root canals, and tooth extractions, but they can also do a lot of other things to help other oral problems that you may have. There is no need to live in pain and/or feel insecure about your teeth if there is something that your dentist can do to help you. This article will discuss 3 oral problems that your dentist can help you with. 

Grinding Your Teeth

If you are someone who grinds your teeth excessively at night, then this can wear your teeth down overtime. This isn't good because it makes your teeth more susceptible to cavities, and it can be unsightly in terms of how your teeth look as well because it may grind them down to make them look excessively small or leave the bottoms jagged and uneven. Your dentist will be able to help you correct this problem by wearing a mouth guard at night. This mouth guard will be fit to your mouth perfectly and will stop your teeth from grinding against each other at night.

Yellow Teeth

If you are insecure about the yellow color of your teeth, your dentist can help you with this as well. Some of the over-the-counter teeth whitening products that you can purchase aren't necessarily safe for your teeth, and while they may get the job done, they may also eat too much of the protective enamel off of your teeth. Your dentist will be able to make some whitening trays for you that contain a less harmful whitening treatment, or they may be able to do whitening with a laser in their office. 

Chipped Teeth 

If you have chipped one or more of your teeth either on some type of food or during an accident, then your dentist can be the one to fix the chip or chips for you. They will do this by building up your tooth using either a filling or a composite resin that is the color of your tooth. The filling is used to fill in back teeth that have chipped and the composite resin is used to fill in any of your front teeth that have chipped. Because the composite resin is the same color as your tooth, no one will be able to tell where your tooth ends and where the fake part of your tooth begins.