How do you know if you have tooth decay?
You’ve probably heard of cavities or have suffered from them in your mouth. But, how do you know if you have tooth decay?
The first thing to know is what a cavity is. Tooth decay is the damage that occurs on the surface of the teeth. Specifically, it occurs when bacteria in our mouth produce a series of acids that damage the enamel of those teeth.
It is therefore important to know when we can suffer from tooth decay, so that we can treat it as soon as possible. For this reason, here are some tips to find out if you have caries in your mouth.
Tips to find out if you have tooht decay and advice
To find out if you have caries or not, the best thing to do is to know the most common symptoms. In the first stage, these symptoms do not necessarily appear, or they will be milder. But they may appear as the caries grows. These are the most common symptoms:
- Pain in the teeth and/or molars with no apparent cause and that appears suddenly.
- Increased sensitivity of the teeth to cold or heat.
- Pain when chewing or biting
- Sensitivity or pain to sweet foods and drinks
- Teeth with brown or black staining on their surface
- Small visible holes in any of the teeth
To prevent these cavities from occurring, a number of measures can be taken, most of which are aimed at better oral health care.
Some important tips: knowing how to brush your teeth correctly, brushing them three times a day, using mouthwash or fluoride, going to the dentist regularly, using dental sealants, etc.
Your Dental Clinic in Viladecans
Once cavities are detected, if they are not treated, they will cause pain, discomfort, infections and, in severe cases, they could lead to tooth loss. For this reason, we recommend that you visit a dental clinic or professional dentist as soon as possible.
Clínica Dental Baldrich is your trusted dental clinic in Viladecans, Sant Boi and Castelldefels. A place where you will feel comfortable because we will take care of you in an optimal way to solve any pathology or problem in your oral health.
Ask for a free, no-obligation first appointment so that our dentists in Viladecans can assess your situation. You can call us on 936 58 46 81 or send us a WhatsApp to 620 63 83 86.