9 common dental concerns you shouldn’t ignore

It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, many of us get so entangled that we put our own dental health to one side. Here are several common dental concerns that you should not ignore…

 

You have pain in your tooth, mouth or jaw

If you are experiencing a toothache this usually indicates that you have a cavity, but it can also signal gum disease.

You have bleeding or sore gums

An early sign of gingivitis is usually bleeding or sore gums. However, it can also be due to brushing too hard or starting a new flossing routine.

Your teeth are sensitive to temperature changes

If you experience pain when eating or drinking hot or cold beverages, you may be experiencing sensitive teeth. This could be due to tooth decay, worn fillings, fractured teeth, worn enamel or and exposed tooth root or gum recession.

You are pregnant

Hormones can affect the overall health of your mouth as well as making any prior dental conditions worse.

You are experiencing constant bad breath

Persistent bad breath can be caused by various factors such as what you eat, smoking, not cleaning your mouth or other medical conditions. It can also be one of the warning signs of gum disease.

You have a dry mouth

Dry mouth can be a side effect of certain medications or the symptom of a medical disorder. Salvia is needed in the mouth to act as the primary defence against tooth decay.

Your jaw sometimes pops or clicks

These symptoms can be caused by many things and can be difficult to diagnose. But potential problems can usually range from an injury to teeth grinding or even toothache.

You are not happy with the appearance of your teeth

If you wish to have a better looking smile or aren’t happy with certain aspects of your teeth. A dentist will be able to take you through your options, to help you achieve the perfect smile.

You are experiencing a sore in your mouth that won’t disappear

Mouth sores can be the symptoms of anything from a disease or disorder, virus, irritation, or an infection. If your sores last longer than a week, it is best to visit your dentist for an examination.

If you are experiencing any of the concerns mentioned above, please contact us on 01603 621613 to book an appointment.

 

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