Have you ever experienced an unexplained toothache, headache, or bleeding gums? Some symptoms might seem unrelated to your teeth, but that can actually indicate dental health issues. Here are a few of those common symptoms of dental health issues that you should keep your eye out for.
First, even though bad breath might just mean that you need some mouthwash, consistently bad-smelling breath can be a sign of a dental health issue. Sometimes, bad breath can be caused by the foods that you eat. It can also be caused by plaque buildup on your teeth and tongue if you don’t thoroughly brush and floss daily. It can also be caused by different infections such as nasal infections, tonsil infections, respiratory infections, and more. Bad breath can also be a sign of gingivitis, cavities, oral ulcers, dry sockets, periodontal disease, and other issues. Make sure that you visit your dentist if you think that your prolonged bad breath is caused by a more serious dental problem.
Another symptom that can be a sign of dental issues is a headache. Of course, headaches can be caused by many different things, including stress, the flu, or a lack of sleep. But, sometimes, headaches might indicate that you have a dental issue that needs to be taken care of. For example, misaligned jaws can often lead to headaches. Crooked teeth and teeth grinding can also lead to severe headaches in some cases. If you’re having irregular headaches, it might help to check with your dentist.
If your gums bleed when you brush and floss, you might have a dental issue to deal with. Bleeding gums can sometimes be an indication that you have a gum infection such as gingivitis. Interestingly enough, this can also occur during other periods of life without indicating dental issues. For example, if you’re congested for a long time and often breathe through your mouth, your gums will become a bit more dry and sensitive. Pregnancy and morning sickness can also lead to gum sensitivity and bleeding.
So, if you’re experiencing different symptoms that could be related to a dental issue, make sure to talk to your dentist for an expert opinion. This will help you receive the treatment you need to take care of your painful and annoying symptoms. Being rid of these symptoms will improve your quality of life and help you to be healthier and happier.
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