You probably know the most common reasons to see a dentist – regular checkups, tooth pains, etc. But there are some other reasons you might not be aware of.
- You’re pregnant. Changes in hormones and eating habits combined with the acid from morning sickness can lead to gingivitis and an increased risk of tooth decay. Also as you eat for two, key nutrients can be taken away in order to give the baby what it needs.
- You have a bad taste in your mouth. Tooth decay and gum infections cause both bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth. Cavities and decay are a breeding ground for foul-smelling, and foul-tasting, bacteria. Infections in your gums and mouth also emit an unpleasant odor and bad taste.
- You have acid reflux. Stomach acid eats away at the enamel of your teeth. Enamel is the protective layer on the outside of your teeth. Permanent loss of this enamel can increase your risk of tooth decay.
- You have jaw pain. If you regularly hear pops or feel pain when opening or closing your mouth this could be a sign something is wrong with your jaw.
If any of these issues sound like issues affecting you, give Jackson Dental a call today at 573-243-5200 to see how we can help you get and keep a healthy mouth.