We all go to our Anchorage dentist for check-ups and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with. Today, we would like to review some of the most common oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.
1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath is usually caused by bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating tooth decay. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this problem. (All of your friends will thank you.)
2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very uncomfortable and can predispose dental patients to a host of problems such as cavities and gum disease. Some Anchorage residents experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment
3. Jaw Issues. If you have a clicking jaw or jaw discomfort, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist ASAP! These symptoms can be signs of a harmful oral issue.
4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep!), discuss it with your dentist. A simple mouthguard can guard your teeth. If you have suffered damage from grinding such as fractured or chipped teeth, we will give you specifics about restorative dentistry.
I’m dentist Brian Kruchoski of Anchorage, and I want my patients to come to me with all of their oral concerns. Call 907-337-0404 today to schedule an appointment.
Taking Care of Your Way Beyond Your Smile –Alaska Premier Dental Group