A hot topic in dental health is always going to be teeth. Who doesn’t long for a glowing, healthy smile? An appealing smile is a confidence boost! But what matters, even more, is that your teeth are healthy. Here are some signs that your teeth may not be as healthy as you think.
Constant Bad Breath
Bad breath in spurts isn’t uncommon, especially if you enjoy eating foods such as onions or pickles. However, persistent bad breath means that there is something awry with your dental health. Halitosis, or constant bad breath, could be a warning sign of gum disease.
Keep up on brushing and flossing your teeth. If you refrain from doing so, this will cause a buildup of plaque and bacteria on the teeth. As a result, gums become inflamed and bleed. Sinus or stomach issues also cause bad breath. If your bad breath doesn’t go away, see us.
A White Tongue
It’s normal for your tongue to turn different colors, depending on what you eat. However, if your tongue appears white and coated, something could be amiss with your dental health. A white tongue typically means that there is an accumulation of bacteria. It’s common for people to forget to brush their tongues when they brush their teeth. All it takes is quick scrub of the tongue to keep bacteria away.
Bleeding Gums While Brushing and Flossing
Blood in your toothbrush or saliva means that your gums may be going through a lot of trauma. If you lightly touch your gums and they bleed, this is a sign of distress. If your gums bleed after only a light touch, this is another potential sign of gum disease.
White or dark patches on the teeth mean that a cavity could be making its way into your mouth. It also indicates weak enamel as well as tooth decay. One tooth becoming darker and darker over time is also something that you should alert you. When a tooth is darker than neighboring teeth, this could indicate that there is a nerve issue. Injuries or tooth trauma can also cause this.
Other Indicators That Something is Amiss With Your Dental Health
- Discomfort That Never Seems to Go Away
- Sensitive Teeth
- A Tense Jaw Every Time You Wake Up
- Food Stays Stuck in Your Teeth (even after brushing and flossing)
Are any of these problems plaguing you? Reach out to Smile Designs Olney today!
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