Its National Smile Month! Don’t wait until you have symptoms to visit your dentist. Going to the dentist twice a year will usually allow them to catch a problem before you even notice any symptoms.
If you experience any of the following warning signs of dental health issues, you should see yoir dentist:
👄Ulcers, sores, or tender areas in the mouth that won’t heal after a week or two.
👄Bleeding or swollen gums after brushing or flossing.
👄Chronic bad breath
👄Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
👄Pain or toothache.
👄Pain with chewing or biting.
👄Swelling of the face and cheek.
👄Clicking of the jaw.
👄Cracked or broken teeth.
👄Frequent dry mouth
Here are many factors that contribute to gingivitis and periodontitis, including:
⚡poor brushing habits
⚡frequent snacking on sugary foods & drink
⚡the use of medications that reduce the amount of saliva in the mouth
⚡certain infections, such as HIV or AIDS
⚡hormonal changes in women
⚡acid reflux, or heartburn
⚡frequent vomiting, due to the acid redlix
Good oral health comes down to good general health and common sense.
The best ways to prevent oral health problems are to:
❤️Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day
❤️Floss at least once a day (one of most beneficial things you can do to prevent disease in your oral cavity)
❤️Have your teeth cleaned by a dental professional every six months
❤️Avoid tobacco products.
❤️Follow a high-fiber, low-fat, low-sugar diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.
❤️Limit sugary snacks and drinks