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How Can I Look For Problems With My Teeth?


Posted on 1/2/2024 by Weo Admin
male patient holding up a mirror and checking his smile for receding gumsIt is the perfect time of year to take time to assess your overall health and begin to make changes. Many people take the winter months to figure out how they can improve how their bodies look or how to make healthier choices. You may not think dental health is important, but how well you take care of your teeth and gums can have long-term effects on your overall health. Here is how you can spot and fix problems with your dental health before they become chronic.

Take a Look at Your Teeth


If you have a handheld mirror in your home, you can use it to do an overall tooth check. You should be looking for any spots or holes in your teeth. Usually, cavities cause these spots on your teeth. If you catch these minor imperfections early, a dentist can fix them easily, and your teeth will look great.

While you are looking for spots on your teeth, it is important to look for any cracks, chips, or breaks in your teeth as well. These problems can cause you to lose a tooth the longer they remain unrepaired.

People who do not keep their teeth healthy may suffer from chronic diseases caused by the bacteria that are constantly in their mouths. These bacteria can not only cause disease in your mouth, but they have also been linked to heart disease, inability to regulate sugar, and even chronic diseases like dementia.

What About Gum Disease?


Those same pesky bacteria that give you tooth decay can cause gum disease as well. Gum disease infects your gums and can cause you to lose both teeth and gum tissue. If it is caught early, it can be treated easily. Look for red or swollen gums or areas along your gumline that bleed when you floss your teeth. That way, you can begin to treat your gum disease as soon as possible.

The best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to brush and floss twice a day and schedule dental visits twice a year. You will be on your way to better dental health in no time at all.

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