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How To Know You Have Dental Problems

All of us need to make sure that we are looking after our teeth, but the truth is that this is not always as easy to do as you might think. If you ever find yourself wondering what you can do to improve upon this, there are actually a few things that you might want to bear in mind. In particular, it’s useful to know about some of the signs that you might have a problem with your teeth, as that way you know when to get help, and that can mean that you avoid making it much worse. Let’s look at some of those signs now.

How To Know You Have Dental Problems

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Bleeding

One of the main issues that can happen is when you start bleeding from the mouth. It might be that you notice this when you are brushing – if you go to spit, and you find that there is blood in the spit, then that probably means you have some degree of gum disease. It is an issue which can ultimately lead to tooth loss, so you need to make sure that you are getting on top of it as soon as possible by visiting your dentist and your hygienist, and keeping your teeth as clean as possible from here on.

Trouble Chewing

Perhaps you’ve noticed that chewing used to be a lot easier than it is now. This might be because it is now painful, or because you literally can’t make the top and bottom teeth meet as they used to. In either case, the problem might be that you have a cracked or even missing tooth, so if you want to get chewing again, you’ll likely need to go and have some dental implants put in. Again, this something you should be careful not to leave to the last second, as that can make it a lot worse.

How To Know You Have Dental Problems

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Halitosis

This is otherwise simply known as bad breath, and it is perhaps one of the most unpleasant things that can result from dental problems. This is not just the temporary bad breath you might get after eating garlic – it’s much worse than that, and you might even find that people around you notice it quite easily. If they do, it certainly means that you need to try and deal with it as soon as possible. It might just be that you need to see the hygienist a little more often.

Receding Gums

Finally, if you notice that your gums are receding at all, or at a particularly fast rate, then you should definitely make sure you get these looked at. It’s going to mean that you are much more able to keep your teeth until an old age, whereas if you let them get worse then this might be harder to do. All in all, having receding gums is a clear sign of gum disease, and one that you should be careful not to ignore.

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

15 thoughts on “How To Know You Have Dental Problems

  • Eek, dental issues are never fun. I will have to keep a watch for these. Thank goodness for insurance.

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  • I have always struggled with some dental issues. These are all good to keep in mind when it comes to overall dental health.

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  • Tara Pittman

    I have had my share of dental problems. I need to get more work scheduled for implant work.

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  • mamabee1981

    Teeth problems suck! Ha! I am still working to save the cash to get mine fixed, I have a retainer now with a fake tooth for the front tooth they had to pull (until I can get them all fixed up right). Thanks for this post, I hope it helps others before they got too deep into dental problems.

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  • I understand the importance of taking care of our family’s oral health, and your article has been a valuable resource in helping me recognize potential dental issues. I particularly appreciated your advice on not leaving these issues until the last moment, as it can exacerbate the problem.

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  • MELANIE E

    A few people I know have teeth problems and have had a bit of a nightmare. Taking care of oral health is extremely important and issues should be addressed early.

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  • These are good signs to keep an eye on, but it is also good to go to your routine checkups to help with prevention and direction!

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  • Richelle Escat

    It is so important to take care of our dental health. Thanks you for the info!

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  • I hate going to the dentist but it’s so important in preventing future problems.

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    • Rose Ann Sales

      Dental issues are very serious issues that needs to be tackled on and share to the other people who are not fully aware of it. Thanks to this post for having it.

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  • Vidya Tiru

    dental issues can lead to so many other more serious health conditions or be the indicator of other health issues so definitely need to be aware and ensure we stay atop these ..thank you for this info

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  • Catalina

    I know that I need to have a dentist appointment at least once a year, but the reality is that we go to the dentist only when we have one of these problems!

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  • Zab Zaria

    Thanks for sharing this great post with us, it’s very informative

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  • This is a timely post! Just made my appointment to get a teeth cleaning. Preventative care is so important.

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