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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Most people are often just too busy to make regular visits to the dentist. Of course, this is not a good way to take care of your teeth. The evidence that it is time to make a visit to your dentist may already be there in your mouth. Here are five signs that may reveal it is time for your next appointment.



We all know that dentists typically repair cavities. Cavities can appear as white chalky or brown holes in your teeth. They may or may not be painful. Eating a lot of sugar can produce cavities because the bacterium in your mouth turns it into an acid that can harm and even destroy the protective layers on your teeth.

Bad Breath

If you have bad breath, it could mean that you have a bigger problem than just needing a breath mint. It could indicate that you have gum disease. Many people have it. Eventually, your gums could recede enough and your teeth will become loose. Infections could also result. Smoking, diabetes, hormonal changes in girls or women, as well as various medications can cause gum disease.

It typically starts with people in their 30's, or older, but younger people may also get it. In more severe cases of gum disease, medications may be needed, such as antibiotics, to get rid of the infection.

Gum Disease


If your gums bleed after you brush them, or are receding, you may have gum disease. It is important to get it treated early because researchers believe there may be a connection between heart disease, stroke and gum disease. By having your dentist look at your gums, you can get treatment for it and reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Sensitive Spots on Your Teeth

If you have pain from chewing hard pieces of food, hot or cold food, or from something sweet, it is indicative of a cavity. Letting the dentist drill out the cavity and fill it will remove the pain and let you enjoy eating again.

Oral Cancer

A small white or red spot in your mouth could possibly turn out to be cancer. It often appears without any other symptoms, but it could be anywhere in your mouth. It won't heal. A visit to your dentist can help you determine if it is cancer or not, and whether further investigation is needed.

If you feel like you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with an experience dentist, like the ones from
Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Screening for cavities is performed with low-radiation digital X-rays and laser cavity detection. Dental services offered include fillings, dental implants, root canals in a single visit, extractions, cosmetic dental services, sleep apnea treatment, and more. 


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