Dental health is a significant part of our overall health, and the key to good oral health is to recognize the warning signs especially the early ones. Pain is not always a sign of dental problems.
Early Signs of Dental Issues
Persistent bad breath or taste in your mouth, especially if coming from under a filling or crown.
Discoloring spots. If you notice that you have black, brown, or grey spots on your teeth you could have tooth decay.
Tooth sensitivity, especially if isolated to a specific tooth.
Broken or cracked tooth. Sometimes they can be invisible to the naked eye.
Swelling in the face or gums.
Mouth sores, growths, or changes that are not going away.
These signs can result in serious dental issues. If you are thinking you are having any of the symptoms of a dental problem, don’t hesitate to visit your dentist.
Here are five reasons why regular dental visits are important:
Regular check-ups prevent tooth decay. Professional cleaning is necessary to remove plaque and tartar buildup.
X-Rays help to see issues between teeth and below the gum line
The dentist can identify and treat minor problems, check for damaged fillings and cracked teeth.
Regular dental check-ups can detect oral cancer and other diseases at the early stages.
Poor oral health has been linked to serious health conditions. When you are taking care of teeth, you protect your overall health.
For more information and to make an appointment, please call Advanced Dental Center at (203) 364-5084 or contact us online.