12. Cavities, Abscesses & Discoloration
If you want to prevent common dental problems, like tooth discoloration, abscesses, and cavities from occurring, you must create a regular and vigilant brushing and flossing regime, alongside regular dental examinations. If you have a painful toothache, don’t neglect it for too long.
You see, dental infections can spread the bacteria to your face, the skull and even within your bloodstream. Be sure to consult a dentist without wasting any time if your tooth is aching persistently, and you are suffering earaches, fever, or if your mouth aches while opening it widely.
13. Amalgam Tattoo
Have you ever seen a tiny bluish-gray stain tucked away in a soft corner of your mouth after a regular dental checkup? This stain is known as amalgam tattoos, and these tattoos occur when a small piece of amalgam filling gets stuck inside your gum or cheek.
The silver present in the amalgam gets embedded within the soft tissues of your mouth, creating a tiny tattoo-like stain. These stains are harmless, however, if the color is any other than blue-gray, it is highly likely that your stain is not an amalgam tattoo and you should consult your dentist immediately.
14. Gum Disease
When the bacteria present in plaque builds up on the gum line, it leads to the development of periodontal gum disease. The earliest stage of a gum disease is known as gingivitis, and its symptoms include puffy, reddened and bleeding gums.
You can take preventive measures against the periodontal disease by adopting a strict oral hygiene. However, it can be worsened by excessive smoking, stress hormones and an unhealthy diet.