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Tooth Pain Can Be a Sign of a Larger Issue

November 4, 2014

To help keep your mouth clean and healthy, you must learn how to take proper care of it. The most important thing is to brush your teeth regularly. This should be done at least twice a day. Ideally you should brush your teeth after every time you eat, but sometimes that realistically cannot happen. If you start to notice tooth pain, no matter if it is when you brush your teeth, or during the day, make sure to schedule and appointment. We can examine the area in your mouth that hurts so it can be fixed as soon as possible. This can reduce the chance of something more severe from forming. If you have tooth pain, ignoring it will lead to more discomfort. It can also increase the chance for a larger cavity to form, or a root canal needing to be performed.



Regular Dental Visits are Important


In order to reduce the risk of any oral mouth issues, make sure you go to regular dental appointments. If there is an issue with your teeth, gums, or mouth, we can thoroughly examine it for any issues. Coming in for regular appointments can help us to spot any cavity that is starting to form. It is also recommended to come in because we can clean your teeth and remove any tartar or plaque. While we clean the teeth, we can recommend proper ways to brush and floss your teeth. This way, you can clean them efficiently at home as well. While at a dental visit, we can also take x-rays of your teeth. This helps to notice if there is an issue below the gum line, or if a cavity is starting to form between teeth. If you experience tooth pain, and x-ray will be needed so we can see what the issue is. This helps look for cavities, abscesses, or a crack in a filling.



Brush Your Teeth For a Healthy Mouth


The best way to help keep your teeth and gums healthy between dental visits is to brush. Make sure to brush in the morning, and at night before bed. This can help remove any food particles that are in your mouth and on your teeth. When brushing your teeth, do not forget to brush your tongue. This is important because through the hours, bacteria and germs can form on the tongue. This can cause bad breath and other issues. Also remember to use mouthwash afterwards. This can clean all areas in your mouth, including the gums, around the teeth, and your tongue.



Remember to Always Floss


Besides brushing your teeth, also remember to floss. This should be done at least once a day. Typically, people floss at night, before bed. By flossing, you can remove food particles that are stuck between your teeth. This will help to reduce the chance of a cavity forming by the food staying there. If you are unsure of what type of floss to get, contact us, and we can advise you. By going to regular dental examinations, brushing your teeth, and flossing, you can help reduce the chance for a cavity and tooth pain.

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