We all go to the dentist for exams and cleanings, but there are other less-obvious issues that we can help you with at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna. In this post, we talk about some of them.
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 cavities.
2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very irritating and can predispose dental patients to a host of issues such as cavities and gum disease. Some people 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 notice inexplicable jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with us right away! These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called temporomandibular disorder, or TMD for short.
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 guard your teeth.
At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we offer well-known services like general and cosmetic dentistry. But we can do even more for your smile, so when you come to your next appointment, bring any questions you may have!
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