Things You May Not Even Realize Your Teeth Are Trying to Tell You
Posted on 1/15/2019 by Jared Pell, DDS
If your teeth could talk, they just might have a thing or two to say. You may not realize it, but there's a huge correlation between the health of your smile and your overall general health.
From bleeding gums to nagging tooth pain, these are some of the not-so-subtle hints that your teeth are trying to bring to your attention.
Five Clues About Your Health that You Can Find in Your Mouth
You may not put too much weight on the subtle nuances that are occurring inside your mouth, but if you notice any of these symptoms, then pay attention. Your teeth are definitely trying to get your attention!
Your gums are swollen and bleeding. While sensitive gums can be a sign of hormonal changes including pregnancy, persistent irritation can indicate gum disease such as gingivitis.
You have ulcers in your mouth. Sometimes sores in your mouth can seemingly pop up for no reason and go away on their own, but if you have persistent lesions in your mouth, it could be a sign of a vitamin or mineral deficiency.
Your teeth are sensitive to temperatures. If you are sensitive to hot or cold foods or drinks, that may be your teeths way of letting you know that you may have a crack in your teeth or infected pulp.
Your teeth are becoming loose or falling out. This could be a sign that you have advanced periodontal disease, which requires immediate intervention to save your teeth!
Your teeth are developing white spots. If you notice white patches on your teeth, it may mean that you breathe through your mouth when you sleep. In children, it could mean that they are getting too much fluoride.
The state of your teeth is a major clue to your overall, general health. Most people don't realize that underlying conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer can often have early symptoms that manifest on your tongue, teeth, and gums.
If you notice any sudden changes to your teeth, do not hesitate to give our office a call. Our skilled dental staff will assess them thoroughly and put you back on the path to good oral health!