You know your mouth better than anyone so if you notice any changes that may crop up in between regularly scheduled dental appointments be sure to make a note of them.  If you suspect that the change may signal something more serious, call your dentist right away.

It’s important to know what to be on the lookout for.  Bleeding gums may indicate the beginnings of gum disease.  Unless you know that there is another reason for it let your dentist make a determination asap.

What’s causing that toothache?  It could be that something has gotten lodged between your teeth, popcorn or a poppyseed for instance.  Your front teeth are located just below your sinuses, if that’s where the pain is you could have an infection brewing.  A sharp pain when you bite down or try to chew could indicate tooth decay, don’t delay treatment.

If you’ve been indulging in foods or drinks that you know for sure have caused your teeth to stain try using a whitening toothpaste to remove the discoloration.  Dark spots that you can’t get rid of by brushing can be a red flag indicating tooth decay and will warrant a trip to the dentist.

If you are able to recognize the danger signs and work with your dentist to come up with the most appropriate treatment plan your odds for a successful restoration or in some cases a reversal of early tooth decay will double.

Don’t wait too long, call Belleview Dental Associates @ 303-710-8008 today.