Avoiding Tooth Abscesses As A Busy Journalist

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Those who love a busy and on-the-go lifestyle typically enjoy being a journalist. Unfortunately, this fast-paced life may be causing serious damage to their dental health. In many cases, this could lead to dangerous tooth abscesses. Thankfully, it is possible to avoid and treat this problem.

Journalists Often Eat Poorly

Journalists who are searching down great stories and spending 8-12 hours a day in the office probably don't have time to cook great meals. As a result, they may be stuffing themselves with unhealthy foods or enjoying a few drinks after work. Even worse, they may be enjoying a few drinks after work as a way of easing their life of anxiety and stress.

This unhealthy diet could cause them to suffer from severe dental problems, including tooth decay and gum damage. Even worse, it could give the bacteria in their mouth the food it needs to spread. Poor dental hygiene and excessive sugar (common in journalists eating granola bars or doughnuts for a quick energy burst) all lead to an increased risk of infections.

Infections Can Be Dangerous

There are two types of dental infections that can affect your health. The first is a periodontal abscess that occurs between the gum and the tooth. It can often spread to your bones and cause other problems. A periapical abscess is more dangerous because it happens inside the tooth. Journalists with a diet high in sugary foods are likely to have the second type due to excessive tooth decay.

Even worse, busy journalists may simply ignore the symptoms of this condition in order to stay active and catch important stories. Unfortunately, they can cause other problems to occur, including the potential for death. That's why you can't tolerate this problem any longer than necessary. It is very problematic to ignore this situation, particularly since you can get it treated so quickly.

Avoiding This Problem

The easiest way to manage this situation is to eliminate as much sugar from a diet as possible. Cutting out soda, excessive desserts, and unhealthy granola bars can keep the mouth as free from bacteria as possible. Taking the time to prepare small meals before work and taking them to the office can help fight the need to eat out or snack on unhealthy foods.

Those journalists who are worried about their dental health should visit a dentist right now. They can check their mouth for symptoms of an abscessed tooth and destroy the infection quickly and easily. Regular dental appointments like this can help a journalist get their dental health back on track and avoid the dangers of abscessed teeth.

As you can see, managing this situation is nowhere near as difficult as it seems. In fact, cutting sugary foods out of your diet can provide you with improved overall health. So don't hesitate to talk to your dentist about avoiding dental abscesses. It could literally save your life.


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