Being a busy parent means that we often put so many things to one side; going to the gym, meeting friends for a coffee, doing a Spring Clean – even finding some “you” time is not easy! We’re all guilty of ignoring those little niggles we get, a nasty cough we should probably head to the doctors with, that reoccurring back pain that we should get looked at and of course when we have tooth pain…
We might brush our teeth twice a day and cut out the sugary drinks and sweets, but that doesn’t always make you immune to dental problems. If something like the following should arise, then get yourself seen by a reputable dental practice – like Weybridge Dental Practice – as soon as possible.
Pretty difficult to ignore, right? But you’d be amazed by how many people actually turn to home remedies rather than heading to their dentist! If you’re experiencing tooth pain, then chances are it could be more serious than you think! If a few days has passed and the pain as faded away, you should still make an appointment, the infection may still be lingering in the root of the tooth itself! Don’t risk it – see your dentist.
We don’t often inspect our gums. Unless we’re checking our teeth after a messy meal! Did you know that a sign of healthy gums is the colour pink? If your gums are red, puffy or appear inflamed then you should book an appointment with your dentist. Gingivitis could be the cause or even periodontitis, which could even lead to tooth loss! Scary stuff!
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Do you wince when you bite into an ice cream? Or does your morning coffee jolt you awake with pain rather than the caffeine? Chances are that you have sensitive teeth. But if the problem is persistent or getting worse then you should see your dentist. This could be a sign of early tooth decay or a cavity that needs filling.
When you brush your teeth – twice a day if you’re doing it right – you should always inspect your mouth to make sure that there is nothing out of the ordinary. Always check underneath your tongue, inside your cheeks, and the top of your tongue. Strange discolouration, inflammation or even lumps should be raised with your dentist as soon as possible in order to rule out anything sinister.
Do you suffer from headaches? Did you know that headaches and oral health are very closely related? If you suffer from headaches, particularly in the morning then you may be grinding your teeth at night. If this sounds plausible, then book an appointment to see your dentist today.
Brushing regularly but still suffering from bad breath? This could be a sign of gingivitis or early periodontitis which could lead to tooth loss. Head to your dentist who can rule out anything sinister and recommend a course of treatment.