Common Dental Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Common Dental Symptoms You Should Not Ignore
Common Dental Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Even if you abide to a regular schedule of dental check-ups, there are things that can still go wrong when it comes to your gums and teeth. Understanding when it is time to call your dentist with your symptoms is crucial to ensure the problem does not become worse.

Some of the signs you should contact dentists aurora co right away are highlighted here.

Changing Gums

Gum disease is a serious condition. This broad category includes conditions such as gingivitis, which is inflammation of your gums and periodontitis, which is a more serious condition that when left untreated can result in tooth loss. These conditions are caused by a buildup of plaque, which is a sticky, virtually invisible film that contains bacteria and can form on clean teeth within 24 hours. If this plaque remains on your teeth, it can harden into a harder to remove substance, called tartar. This can begin to accumulate under your actual gum line, which will cause more serious inflammation.

If this condition is present, and you notice the following symptoms, contacting a dentist right away is essential:

Gums that change in color

Swollen gums

Receding gums

New spaces between teeth, pus or odor

White Spots on Your Teeth

Dental decay is a serious infection present in your teeth that starts with the enamel being dissolved in a response to the acid that is produced by the bacteria. Early signs of this problem are white spots forming on the surface of your teeth.

In most cases, tooth decay will begin in between your teeth, and you will not be aware of it. This is why regular checkups are essential to find the signs of this decay early on, prior to it becoming more serious.

Increased Tooth Sensitivity

As decay moves through the enamel of the tooth and into the center, which is where the blood vessels and nerves are, you will likely begin to be much more sensitive to certain foods or extreme hot and cold. When this occurs, it is important to seek dental services quickly to treat the cavity before it becomes worse.

Tooth Pain

Extended tooth pain will typically be a sign of a serious problem. You should seek dental care even if the pain is gone in a day or two, as there could be a more serious underlying issue.

With these symptoms in mind, you now understand when you should seek dental care to prevent more serious issues from arising. Contact dentists in aurora co to learn more.

Must known 11 Amazing Things & Facts About Orthodontics (Infographic)

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry and there are a lot of people around the world of different age groups who take orthodontic treatments. Some need it for proper alignment of their teeth’s and some for facial balance. A beautiful smile has its own importance as it boosts confidence and also helps in clear speech patterns.

Orthodontics infographic
Orthodontics infographic

Many people going through orthodontic treatment are not aware of some amazing facts and things about orthodontics. So, here is an interesting infographic by Syden Orthodontics an orthodontic product supplier on the topic Must Known 11 Amazing Things & Facts About Orthodontics which will give you some facts and information like who is known as the father of modern dentistry, first dental school in the world, right time for kids to get a dental check-up and much more. If you like the infographic then please share it on social media and pass on the information to others too.

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Autism and Challenging Behaviour Part Six. A trip to the dentist and brushing those teeth.

Dentists and Autism
Dentists and Autism

When I was young any mention of a visit to the dentist would create a shiver of horror and fear right across the school yard.

In fact, in my case, there was not a whole bunch to worry about in dental terms.  But for a child with autism this may not be the case.

Having talked to  a lot of parents of children with autism I believe dental care may be more than a bit of a worry.  Firstly there is the task of brushing teeth and then there is the sensory overload of a tip to the dentist itself.  The aim of this blog is to give parents and people with ASD the opportunity to share their tips for great dental hygiene.

In the case of our seven year old we have eventually found some solutions but, I have to say, with plenty of hiccups along the way.

In fact cleaning teeth is actually helped by his ASD.  One of his sensory “pressure points” is at the back of his mouth along the gums.  So in fact the act of his cleaning his teeth is not a problem at all.  He rather enjoys it.  What did prove to be a problem was getting him to remember to clean his teeth.    What my wife has done is so simple I have to describe it as an act of genius.  Each evening she and John play a game just before going to bed.  The game?  Cleaning your teeth.  In fact he now reminds us it is time to play “cleaning your teeth”.  There is a song to go with it but I’ll not share it for reasons of aesthetics.

Visits to the dentist on the other hand have proved harder.  But we got lucky.  In a conversation with the local Early Years Centre (who provided a lot of the initial support including PECS training) it was mentioned that one of the local NHS Health Centres has a specialist autism clinic once a week. (I should mention that for reasons totally unknown to me they do not publicise the clinic.)

Actually the practice is not that different from other dentists.  Where it does vary is that a lot of the children’s posters are removed from the walls.  Also the staff have been training in behaviours associated with ASD and know how to help in case of meltdown or over stimulation.  But their real trick is to give plenty of time for John to get used to the surgery.  In fact on his first visit they did not look at his teeth.  Rather they let him play with the safer instruments and go up and down on the chair.  By the end of 30 minutes he was very keen to come back and play some more.

Since then he has had to have a couple of interventions.  Both have gone without issue as he has a social story to look at and the procedure is clearly explained in bit sized chunks and carried out at a speed that meets his need.

And the overall outcome?  His latest ambition is to become a dentist.  Not just a dentist but the first dentist on Mars!

So my real advice to other parents looking for a suitable dentist.  Is google for autism specialist.  They do exist and they are very good.

But over to you.  It would be great if you could use the comments box below to share how you deal with your child’s dental health.  Perhaps you might like to consider some of the following questions:-

a)      Do you have any concerns and challenges with your children dental health and visits to a dentist?

b)      How did you establish a teeth cleaning routine?

c)       What is a typical trip to a dentist like for you?

d)      Do you use a specialist dentist?

e)      What advice would you give to another parent of a child with autism who has similar issues?

I really look forward to reading your responses.

Many thanks in advance.

PS  To read previous blogs in this series please fo to

National Children’s Dental Health Month – please like and share this picture to show your support and help raise awareness

This month is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

The awareness month is sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA).  You can find out more at their web site here

We have produce the graphic below to show our support for National Children’s Dental Health Month.   It would be great if you could share with your family and friends to help raise awareness.

Many thanks in advance,

National Children's Dental Health Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month