5 warning signs that you may have a serious oral health issue
Do you visit our office regularly for your hygiene examinations and cleanings? We recommend visiting our office every six months. During these visits our team will thoroughly clean your mouth, inspect for any signs of decay, and also check for other illnesses such as gum disease and oral cancer. Between dental appointments there are various warning signs you may notice in your mouth that are an indication you could have a serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Read on to learn more about these warning signs and how to help avoid any dental issues in the future.
Oral Health Warning Signs to Never Ignore
During your visit to our office for your hygiene examination and cleaning, we thoroughly inspect your mouth for any problem areas. When these appointments are postponed or avoided, you are leaving yourself open to the possibility of decay and other conditions wreaking havoc on your oral health. Here are 5 warning signs to be mindful of:
- Discomfort in your teeth, gums, or jaw
- Bleeding, sore, or red gums
- Loose, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Lumps that do not go away or sores that do not heal
Importance of Maintaining Proper Oral Health
With the arrival of the holiday season soon upon us, we want to stress the importance of maintaining proper oral health during this special time. Aside from visiting our office regularly, one of the best ways to avoid a dental emergency or one of the warning signs mentioned, is to follow an oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing teeth thoroughly for two minutes twice a day and using dental floss daily. If you have children who struggle to brush their teeth properly, we suggest helping or monitoring to ensure it is being done properly. We would hate for a dental emergency to ruin your holiday plans.
If you experience any of the warning signs mentioned above or have any questions about your oral health, be sure to contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Contact our office located in Burton, MI if you need to schedule your next hygiene appointment and cleaning.