We all go to the dentist for exams and cleanings, but there are other less-obvious issues that we can help you with. In this post from The Lewisville Dentist, we consider some of the most frequent oral conditions that should be discussed.
1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually linked to bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating decay.
2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, a lack of saliva is very bothersome and can predispose you to a host of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Some people experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment.
3. Jaw Issues. If you notice jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist promptly! These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called temporomandibular disorder or TMD.
4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep), discuss it with us. A simple appliance can help.
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