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What Your Teeth Reveal About What’s Going On Inside Your Body

teethJust as the eyes are the windows to your soul, your teeth may give clear clues as to what is happening inside your body. From health conditions to diet deficiencies, here are some signs to be on the look out for.

Flat Teeth

Teeth that appear flat or overly ground are clear signs of bruxism, or teeth-grinding. This could be a result of stress or, perhaps, be associated with a TMJ disorder (TMD).

TMD is a condition involving dysfunction of the jaw muscles and can be incredibly painful and aggravated by stress. If you’re showing signs of worn down teeth, speak to us about treatments options  and look at reducing your stress levels in the meantime.

Crumbling, Chipped Teeth

Teeth that chip and break can indicate a poor diet – especially one that includes a lot of sugar and soft drinks. Get immediate dental treat for teeth restoration to ensure your beautiful smile remains intact.

Swollen Gums

Gums that are clearly swollen are a clear indicator of periodontal disease. This can be a result of poor oral hygiene, diabetes and heart disease.

Besides causing swollen, inflamed gums, periodontal disease can also result in bleeding gums, gums that are sore to touch, a change in the taste in your mouth and even loose teeth.

Yellow Teeth

A little tooth discoloration is normal as we age, however if your teeth appear prominently yellow – this could be a sign of dental disease.  Also a number of medications have also been linked to discolored teeth, so if you’ve noticed any changes in the shade of your smile recently, it’s important to speak to us about it.

Sensitive Teeth

There are a number of causes for sensitive teeth – ranging from poor diet to stress.

The only way to know for sure is to speak to us about the problem. In the meantime, you can reduce the pain of tooth sensitivity by switching your regular toothpaste for one designed for sensitive teeth, which will help protect your delicate enamel.

The good news is that treatment for any of these dental conditions is fast, and pain free at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES.  Please contact us if you’re experiencing any of these problems, or if it’s time for a routine dental exam.