Don’t Ignore The Signs
Between appointments in our office, it is important to be mindful of anything that doesn’t seem right with your oral health. As with other aspects of our lives, our mouths give us warnings when something is wrong. The longer the signs are ignored, the greater the chance of experiencing a dental emergency. Would you know what warning signs to look for that tell you there is a problem with your oral health? Continue reading to learn more about warning signs you should not ignore.
Warnings You Should Not Ignore
When there is a problem with your oral health, many times your mouth will give an indication that something isn’t right. We see you so infrequently during the year that it is important to be mindful of the warning signs you may notice. Here are some of the most common:
If you find yourself avoiding hot and cold foods because of frequent tooth sensitivity issues, you may have a problem with damaged tooth enamel or gum disease.
Bleeding gums can be experienced from time to time, especially if food becomes trapped between the teeth or if you brush and floss in a vigorous manner. If you experience frequent bleeding gums, it may be an indication that you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease.
Frequent Bad Breath
It is not uncommon to experience bad breath after eating and drinking certain foods. However, if you notice you are having regular problems with bad breath, that is an indication of a problem with your oral health.
Changes to Teeth or Bite
Between appointments, it is important to be mindful of any changes to your teeth or bite. When you are brushing and flossing, be sure to regularly check your teeth for any cracks, chips, or problem areas. If you notice your bite has changed or feels uncomfortable, it is important to contact us for an appointment.
If you experience any of the warnings mentioned above, be sure to contact our office located in Spotswood, NJ to schedule an appointment. The sooner we can see you, the better chance you have of avoiding a serious dental emergency.