How to spot trouble. A guide to common dental problem.

How to spot trouble Here is a quick guide to common dental problems. You should visit your dentist if you have these warning signs.

Warning Sign The Problem?
Bad breath that doesn’t go away The cause might be gum disease, food, drinking, smoking, medicine you are taking or a health condition. If you cannot get rid of bad breath with daily brushing and flossing, see your dentist.
Your gums bleed when you brush or floss If you just started to floss, a little bleeding is normal. But if you bleed almost every time you brush or floss your teeth, see your dentist.
Dry Mouth For women, menopause may be the cause. It is also a side effect of many common medicines. It does not feel good and it can make dental problems worse. You need to tell your dentist if you have this problem.
A tooth that is a little bit loose A loose tooth could be caused by gum disease or by a blow to the mouth. In any case, it is a serious problem. You should see your dentist.
A sore mouth A sore mouth might be caused by false teeth that don’t fit well. It could also be from leaving false teeth in overnight. “Burning mouth syndrome” is a problem that affects some older women. Not eating the right kind of food may also be the cause.
Bleeding that you can’t explainMouth sores that don’t heal in 7 to 10 days

White or red patches in your mouth

Feeling numb or sore inside your mouth

These symptoms may be signs of oral cancer. See your dentist right away.
Teeth that are sensitive to:

  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Sweetness
  • Pressure
Teeth can become sensitive all of a sudden, or it can happen over time. In most cases, this kind of pain means something is wrong. Check with your dentist

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Don’t Scream Over Ice Cream – ODA

 “An ice cream headache, though momentarily painful, is a harmless condition that lasts about 30 seconds to a minute, “ says Dr. Lynn Tomkins, President of the ODA. “While ice cream headaches should not incite worry, a real concern is tooth sensitivity, sometimes making eating an unpleasant experience.”

Tooth sensitivity can occur from consuming cold food and liquids and breathing cold air. Tooth sensitivity often occurs because the gums start to recede and tooth roots are exposed.

In order to protect gums and teeth from sensitivity, the ODA recommends the following measures:

  • Apply gentle pressure when brushing teeth.  Too much pressure over time from tooth brushing can cause significant gum recession and wearing down of the teeth.
  • Take two to three minutes to properly brush all tooth surfaces.
  • Make sure you floss. Flossing reaches 35 percent of tooth surfaces where brushing cannot reach.
  • Use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Over time, this will help to reduce sensitive tooth nerves.
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash, which can help to reduce tooth sensitivity.
  • Cut down on acidic foods.  Foods such as citrus, pop, and tea can increase sensitivity and work against sensitivity toothpaste.

“If these measures don’t relieve the pain, you may be experiencing signs of deeper decay,” says Dr. Tomkins. “If you’re experiencing pain, it’s important to go see a dentist who will do a full exam, and give you a diagnosis and treatment plan.” (ODA)

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Tooth Sensitivity

WHAT CAUSES TEETH SENSITIVITY?

Tooth sensitivity is caused when dentin (softer part of the tooth that lies under the tooth enamel) is exposed. For some, it is not just sensitive, but very painful. Some causes may be receding gums, gum disease, teeth grinding, brushing too hard, poor diet or poor oral health care. Some triggers may be eating or drinking cold, sweet or hot foods and beverages and/or breathing in cold air. If you have sensitive teeth be sure to visit your dentist or dental hygienist for more information and the proper treatment.
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