You go to the OKC dentist for check-ups and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that we can help you with. Today, we would like to discuss some common oral conditions.
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 dental caries. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this ailment. (Your friends will appreciate it.)
2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very irritating and can predispose dental patients to a host of troubles 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 appointment
3. Jaw Issues. If you suffer from jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment promptly! These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called temporomandibular disorder, also known as 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 us. A simple appliance can help.
At OKC Smiles, we offer a range of general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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