Don’t Ignore These 4 Warning Signs
We are passionate about our patients having healthy teeth and mouths. You only have one set of teeth to last your lifetime, and not caring for your teeth and mouth properly can lead to serious issues with discomfort as well as the need for dental intervention. Thankfully, your teeth and mouth offer warning signs to indicate a problem may have developed. Read on to learn more about the warning signs you should be looking for between your oral hygiene appointments.
Warning Signs to Never Ignore
We see most of our patients only a few times a year, so the bulk of their oral care and hygiene falls into their hands. It is important to be mindful of your teeth and mouth and regularly check them for any visual changes. Warning signs that may indicate a problem include:
If you experience tooth discomfort, it is important to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth to make sure trapped food is not the cause. If you are still in pain, you may have decay that needs to be treated as soon as possible.
Occasional bad breath after eating certain foods is common; however, frequent problems with bad breath can indicate a problem. Bad breath can be a symptom of dental decay and gum disease.
One of the few warning signs of gum disease is bleeding gums. You may also experience bleeding gums if you brush and floss in a rough manner.
Cracks or Chips in Teeth
Regularly run your tongue along your teeth to feel for any imperfections. Cracks or chips in your teeth can occur at any time, and failure to receive treatment as soon as possible can lead to a more severe problem.
If you are located in the Upper East Side or the surrounding areas and have recently experienced any of the warning signs mentioned above, we recommend calling our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. We want to be sure to diagnose any problems in your mouth and recommend treatment to prevent any issues from progressing. We would also love to hear from you if it has been longer than six months since your last routine examination. We hope to hear from you soon!