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Top Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Looking after your teeth and gums is vital, not only for their health, but for your general health and confidence. If you are suffering from symptoms such as bleeding gums, continuous bad breath otherwise known as halitosis, tooth ache or clicking jaw you should visit your dentist to see if it is serious. We believe that prevention is always better than a cure. Some of the symptoms might be temporary, linked to a cold, flu or stress.

Sometimes, though, such symptoms are a sign of something going wrong in your mouth or body. If you have any of the following symptoms book an appointment with your dentist today and see how he can help you.

1. Bleeding gums.

Bleeding gums are a sign of problems that could lead to tooth loss or a gum disease such as gingivitis. Very rarely it might be an indicative of something more serious elsewhere in your body, especially if gum bleeding is ongoing.

Bleeding gums are a sign of problems that could lead to tooth loss or a gum disease such as gingivitis. Very rarely it might be an indicative of something more serious elsewhere in your body, especially if gum bleeding is ongoing.

2. Tooth pain.

Tooth pain is an obvious sign of problems and often means that bacteria has entered a cavity. It is vital to deal with this issue before the infection spreads elsewhere and results in tooth loss. Tooth pain can be caused by a number of reasons including tooth fracture, tooth decay, damaged filling or abscessed tooth.

3. Persistent bad breath.

Bad breath, or halitosis, is often caused by a poor oral hygiene. It can also be a result of a bad diet, strong flavoured foods, alcohol or medication. If you are fasting or crash dieting you may also experience bad breath due to your body breaking down fats which produces chemicals called ketones that can be smelt. Sometimes bad breath can be a sign of something more serious, such as diabetes. Don't ignore it, visit your dentist and make sure your health is always at the forefront.

4. Increased teeth sensitivity.

Increased sensitivity to cold and heat can be a sign that heavy teeth brushing is making your gums recede. Teeth sensitivity can also be caused by exposed tooth roots or worn tooth enamel. If you have sensitive teeth you should seek advice on how to solve it.

5. Crooked or flat teeth.

Crooked or uneven teeth lead to a build-up of food and plaque in places you can't reach when you clean. The Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow can offer you a range of orthodontic treatments including Six Month Smiles and Inman Aligner clear braces. Have your smile straightened and never hesitate to smile.

6. Clicking jaw or repeated earache.

A clicking jaw and flat teeth are often signs of jaw clenching and tooth grinding caused by stress. If left untreated they can lead to lifelong problems. The Berkeley Clinic has the most advanced technologies to help you with TMD and teeth grinding problems. Dr Mike Gow has recorded a special CD for patients with bruxism problems that can help to stop grinding teeth. You can purchase it at the practice, just ask any member of our team about it.

7. Snoring.

If you have a problem with snoring, caused by sleep apnoea, a visit to our treatment rooms can help you with devices to prevent it.

8. Reactive flossing (only when we know an appointment is coming up).

Flossing is one of the most important dental hygiene features as it helps to prevent gum disease by allowing to get rid of plaque and remaining bits of food between teeth. If you want to enjoy healthy oral hygiene and teeth throughout your life you need to floss your teeth at least once a day and clean them with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day.

9. A fear of dentistry.

If you have any dental anxiety, nervousness or fear visit The Berkeley Clinic team. Our dental clinic in Glasgow has been awarded for the ‘Best Treatment of Nervous Patients’ at the four prestigious dental awards and can help you to have a treatment you wish to have.

Your visit will be easy and stress free because our clinic was designed with anxious dental patients in mind and as such it doesn’t look, smell or feel like a clinical space.

Look after your teeth and gums properly and be aware of any dental symptoms that could alert you to existing or future problems.

If you would like to find out more about dental health or services that we offer contact the Berkeley Clinic team in Glasgow today!

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