There are a few tooth-related mysteries that still plague us today; but luckily, everything has an explanation. Here are three common problems and the potential causes behind them.
(1) Your gums should NOT bleed from brushing and flossing — even if you do so a little more enthusiastically. Bleeding could be a sign of bacteria, in which case, brushing and flossing should remedy this in a few days. If the problem persists, it’s a sign of something greater and you should see your dentist! (2) If you’re experiencing sores or soreness, ask yourself this: Are you eating a lot of citrus, spicy foods, or very hot substances? They could be the culprit. If the sores stick around, opt for vitamin A-rich foods like spinach and carrots. If that doesn’t help, book your next dentist appointment pronto. (3) Have you noticed that your tongue is coated in white? It’s most likely harmless bacteria and dead cells. However, it could potentially be an indication of something more serious. If diligent oral care isn’t solving the problem, seek a dentist’s help. Don’t trust just any dentists with the care of your teeth and mouth. Seek out the experts’ care and contact us today.