Warning Signs With Your Oral Health You Should Never Ignore
At Rivercrest Family Dental, 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. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about routine dental care and visiting our office at least every six months for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. We see you and your family so infrequently during the year that it is important to be sure you are cleaning and caring for your teeth properly. We recommend that each patient inspect their teeth and mouth regularly for signs of any problems. Warning signs that may indicate a problem include:
If you experience tooth discomfort, we recommend thoroughly flossing and brushing your teeth. The problem can be as simple as trapped food between the teeth. If that does not solve the problem, you may be experiencing a problem with your tooth enamel, such as decay or worn enamel.
Cracks or Chips in Teeth
We suggest visually inspecting the teeth from time to time, as cracks and chips in the teeth are not always visible, especially with the rear molars. This problem can develop from issues such as chewing non-food items, biting your nails, clenching and grinding your teeth, or trauma to the mouth.
Regular Bad Breath
It is not uncommon to experience bad breath from time to time; however, if you notice you have frequent bad breath, it can be an indication you have dental decay or are experiencing gum disease.
If you are located in New Braunfels, TX 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 the 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!