Sign #4: Stains on the surface of a tooth
Tooth stains can result from various factors, including diet, tobacco use, and dark beverages like coffee, tea, or red wine. However, in some cases, these stains may also be a result of tooth decay or other dental problems that require attention.
If you have stains on the surface of your teeth and suspect they might be related to cavities or other dental problems, schedule an appointment with us for a comprehensive examination. We will assess the stains and determine their cause.
Depending on the diagnosis, we’ll recommend an appropriate treatment plan. This may involve addressing cavities, professional teeth cleaning, or teeth whitening procedures.
While some stains on your teeth may be harmless and primarily cosmetic, it’s essential to rule out underlying dental issues that could lead to tooth decay or other complications. Regular dental check-ups can help catch and address these problems early, ensuring your smile stays vibrant and healthy.
Sign #5: Bad breath
Bad breath, scientifically known as halitosis, can be an indicator of underlying dental problems, including cavities. If bad breath is persistent and doesn’t improve with oral hygiene, it might be cause for concern.
Cavities can cause bad breath due to the accumulation of bacteria and food particles in the decayed area. However, bad breath can have various causes, including diet, lifestyle, and medical conditions. If halitosis is accompanied by other signs like visible holes or toothaches, it’s important to rule out dental problems.