after a good checkupAre you struggling to eat and chew things properly due to tooth loss? Do you have trouble with your overall oral health? To some, this is normal and they expect it because they are worried about seeing the dentist. You never need to fear the dentist. It is always better to talk to your dentist about your fears than to run from them. It could cost you your oral health if you neglect your teeth out of fear.

You Miss Dental Appointments Regularly

This is a definite sign that you need to go in and get checked. Remember, tooth decay takes time. If you waste time when you could otherwise get help taking care of your teeth, then you will wind up in a spot where you may lose all of your teeth. Instead of missing another appointment, call our office today and get an appointment on the books. Give yourself a day or two to come to accept your appointment time, then make sure to show up. Even if you worry that your oral health may be in decline, we can still work with you to help.

Your Teeth Are Showing Signs of Gum Disease

When you first get gum disease, your gums may swell a bit, and you typically notice bleeding when you brush. These are signs of early-stage gum disease. However, as time goes on, it is not just your gums that show signs of problems. Your teeth begin to show signs of problems, too. Once you notice your teeth showing signs that you have gum disease, it is very likely you will experience tooth loss. Nothing can be done to fix your teeth once that tooth falls out.

What Teeth You Do Have Shift Around

When you only have some of your teeth left, and those teeth tend to shift around, this is a definite sign that you will need some type of help. Teeth should not move around. They should be stable and stuck in place when you use your mouth. You need to take steps to protect your oral health and get it back on track today, rather than waiting another day.

There is Definite Decay in Your Mouth

One of the easiest signs that you are headed for problems is that you have decay in your mouth. This could be that your teeth are breaking apart, you have brown or black spots on your teeth, or that some of your teeth have completely fallen out. The more problems you have in your mouth that stem from decay, the more likely you are to start having issues with your overall health, not just your oral health.

Eating Hurts

You should not be living in pain, whether it is from a tooth or any other part of your body. That is your body’s way of telling you that there is a problem. Do not ignore it. If you notice pain in your teeth or gums, with or without eating, you need to come in and get checked. This could be due to decay, from an easy-to-fix cavity, or it could even be due to an infection. You never want to ignore pain and just try and hope it goes away. It is definitely something you need to have a professional look at.

If you believe it is time for you to get more information about how to improve your oral health, give our office a call. We will be glad to help in any way that we can. We will evaluate your mouth, and let you know what treatment options you have to restore your oral health