Do NOT Ignore These Dental Warning Signs
Do you check your teeth regularly between appointments? If not, then you should check for signs of a problem with your oral health, such as swollen gums or cracked teeth. We see our patients so infrequently during the year and the bulk of their oral hygiene falls into their hands. Thankfully, your teeth and mouth do a good job of alerting you to a problem. Do you know the warning signs that your mouth might be giving to alert you to a problem with your oral health? Read on to learn more.
ORAL HEALTH WARNINGS NOT TO IGNORE
A dental emergency or issue is never fun, but thankfully, our teeth often give us a warning sign that there is a problem that needs to be checked in our office. These are some signs to be mindful of:
Frequent Bad Breath
- If you find yourself constantly reaching for breath mints to cover up bad breath and it is not due to food, you may be experiencing a problem. Frequent bad breath can be an indication of tooth decay or gum disease.
- It is not uncommon to experience bleeding gums when food is trapped between the teeth. If you experience bleeding gums daily, it is cause for concern. The first step is to evaluate the manner in which you brush and floss your teeth. If you are too rough, you may be causing trauma to your gums. It is also important to note that certain medications can cause bleeding gums. You may also be suffering from gum disease.
- If you notice that your teeth are extremely sensitive to hot and cold, you may have a problem with your tooth enamel, such as decay. If you recently had a dental treatment completed, you may be experiencing sensitivity as a result.
If you experience any of the warnings mentioned above be sure to contact our office located in Denton, MD to schedule an appointment. The sooner we can see you, the better chance you have of avoiding a serious dental emergency.