Most people know that they can go to their dentist for toothaches, cleanings, and bleeding gums. And cosmetic dentistry is getting more popular, almost by the day. But the team at Love Your Smile in Kelowna reminds you there are some lesser-known oral concerns that we can help you with.
Dry mouth, technically called xerostomia, is caused by a lack of saliva and can be quite uncomfortable. It also makes dental patients more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease. Common causes of dry mouth are medications and medical conditions. Make sure you bring a list of current medications with you to your appointment.
Bad breath is usually a result of bacteria build-up in the mouth, and regular trips to your dentist can help you keep your mouth clean and the bacteria count within a sweet-smelling range. Do you have good oral hygiene and still have bad breath? Then your dentist can help you discover the source of your halitosis.
We also perform oral cancer checks when we examine patients. Oral cancer is much harder to treat if it is not detected early.
As you can see, we do a whole lot more than fill cavities. And as a science-based profession, we encourage you to get a second opinion if there is even the slightest doubt about something.
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