We all go to our dentist for exams and cleanings, but there are other less-obvious issues that your family dentist can help you with. Today, we would like to consider some of the most prevalent oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.
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 tooth decay. If you discuss it with our family dentist, we can help you overcome this ailment. Your friends and family will appreciate it too.
2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very annoying and can predispose dental patients to a host of issues such as cavities and gum disease. Some individuals experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your next appointment
3. Jaw Issues. If you suffer from jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist right away! 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 your family dentist. A simple appliance can safeguard your teeth and help you sleep at night. If you have suffered damage from grinding such as fractured or chipped teeth, we will give you information about restorative dentistry.
If you’re interested in improving your oral health, give Cary Family Dental a call. Our warm and compassionate staff is equipped with advanced dental technology that will help you improve your smile. You can reach our office by calling 919-371-4428. We look forward to hearing from you!