What Are Early Signs of Dental Trouble?
Good dental health is very important for your entire body. Most common diseases are often caused by untreated dental problems. Bacteria that live in your mouth can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. According to the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, gum disease increases the risk of head and neck cancer. It is a well-known fact that tooth loss and gum disease increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Your memory may suffer due to oral bacteria. Unhealthy teeth can affect your breathing. Chronic periodontal disease can disrupt diabetic control.
Early signs of serious dental problems you should never ignore:
Bad breath or halitosis
Loose or lost teeth
Jaw and mouth pain, toothaches
Sore and bleeding gums
Changes in tooth surfaces and enamel
Don’t ignore these symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. Dental hygiene and regular dental checkups are very important for your entire well-being. Regular dental exams and cleanings prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can damage gum tissue and the bones that support teeth. This can lead to the loss of teeth. Regular dental care prevents bad breath, helps keep teeth white by preventing staining from food and drinks, and improves your overall health.
Seeing a dentist regularly may help you to avoid severe complications from both a medical and dental health perspective. Your dentist can get a lot of information just by looking at the condition of your teeth and gums. He will treat tooth decay, as an attention-demanding condition that must be treated quickly, as the decay will worsen with time and may lead to serious dental issues. The dentist checks your mouth, jaw, and bite for abnormalities. Regular dental cleanings are important for continued dental health, and will also uncover any hygiene-related oversights, such as not brushing sufficiently or failing to use dental floss.
An annual dental exam is really very important. For more information about dental health, please call one of our offices in Somerville and Cambridge or contact us online. We look forward to seeing you!