Your body systems interrelate with one another. Therefore, certain symptoms that develop in one area might point to an issue somewhere else. One place to pay attention to is your mouth and teeth. Your oral health reveals some important insights into your general health. That is why the dentists at Water Oak Dental Group educates patients on important signs to watch out for.
Worn Away Enamel
If your teeth have recently become weaker due to worn away enamel, you might experience broken and cracked teeth. One underlying reason for the wear and tear on your teeth is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux. Your teeth are not protected against the acid. Therefore, when it continually comes into your mouth, it can wear away your enamel.
Sudden Tooth Decay
Tooth decay occurs for many reasons. If you have a history of good oral hygiene with little to no cavities and all of a sudden you have significant issues with tooth decay, then you might have a bigger problem: diabetes. When you have excess blood sugar, then this sugar might also be in your saliva. This could lead to more bacteria in the mouth, which ultimately leads to cavities.
A sign of fungal disease, known as Candida or oral thrush, is a white, hairy tongue. Your mouth has a certain amount of yeast in it, just as it has a certain amount of bacteria. However, when there is an overgrowth of yeast, it leads to a problem. This might also point to excessive yeast or yeast infections in other areas of your body.
There are many potential causes of bad breath or halitosis. You might have simply eaten something strong, such as garlic or onions, or simply have poor oral hygiene. However, certain serious illnesses also have bad breath as a symptom, including certain cancers or diabetes. It is always a good idea to get your bad breath checked out by a dentist and/or a doctor.
Schedule an Appointment
Good oral health includes regular visits to your dentist in Brevard, NC. Call Water Oak Dental Group conveniently located near Etowah, NC and Herndersonville, NC today to schedule your appointment with Dr. David S. Krishinger, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root or Dr. John Krishingner.