While plaque and cavities build-up will be what is on your mind just before the teeth cleaning procedure, the dentist is already looking with your entire mouth. Our mouth is the body’s window and diseases such as anemia, diabetes and cancer will be first identified by a dentist through their regular examination, and it really saves lives. Diseases are not the only thing that dentists can discover they will know your bad habits up to your most favorite drink by simply asking you to open your mouth.
1. You flossed before your scheduled appointment—and that is the only time that you did it!
Sorry, but you cannot fool your dentist to thinking that you floss everyday by doing so in the evening before or during the morning of your scheduled visit. “The people’s gums who only floss before the visit look damaged or are bleeding, whereas, the healthy gums are tight, pink and nice. When patients floss before coming for in to have a cleaning, there are slices being noticed where the floss cuts the gums because they’re overzealous.
2. You are pregnant!
About 40% of women may develop gingivitis during pregnancy and it is caused by the increased progesterone that will facilitate the increase of bacteria that causes gingivitis. Some women may develop that deep red lump in their gums that is called a pyogenic granuloma or a pregnancy tumor. This is a kind of tumor that is totally benign and fades after giving birth. Most women are naturally pretty before their gums started bleeding, so it is not as though the dentist can magically “discover” that the client is pregnant.
3. You are biting your nails
Without staring at your hands, the dentist can be able to identify this habit. The signs include cracking of your teeth and chips, plus the wear and tear over the teeth from your constant stressing about them. This may cause the teeth to become not level and will lead to discomfort and jaw pain. The patients that love to bite their nails are using their front tooth usually have flat, uneven front teeth. Your nails are not what will cause the crack, but rather the dealings that take place between the bottom and the top teeth.
4. You’re sucking your thumb
Most kids that sucked their fingers or thumbs have no longer effects of this habit, but, those who did this when they are matured will show essential changes to their biting or their teeth. Most of it may be corrected by orthodontic treatment; however, there are some telltales signs will remain. Sometimes see obtrude front teeth, and it may impact how the kids’ jaws will come together and will grow can impact their speech too.
5. Your bad breath will mean something
The general bad breath may be categorized as being halitosis, but dentists are being trained to identify fishy or fruity smells that will denote many things. Fruity breath will indicate dietary fast or uncontrolled diabetes that went too far, while the fishy breath can be the sign of liver or kidney failure. The very foul smell can mean anything from GERD or gastroesophageal reflux to the main lung abscess and also bronchitis to your tonsil stone. The first thing that a dentist will do is to rule out the smell that is coming from the gums and the teeth. After that, the dentist will recommend that the client must see the ENT to take out that sinus issues, and then the GI doc to take out the reflux problems.
6. You may have that eating disorder
Lots of patients are amazed that their dentist will be the first one asking them about eating disorders. However, bulimia exhibits that very distinct tooth pattern wear that the dentist can easily notice. Erosion happens almost fully on the front teeth, tongue-side and may contribute to increase the cavities. Dentists are quick at saying that the acid erosion in the back of the patient’s teeth doesn’t always signify an eating disorder. The dentist said that there are some other possibilities that include acid reflux plus the use of mood-elevating drugs or antidepressants, both of which decreases the amount of your saliva inside the mouth, thus, upping the strange of acid problem.
7. You have sinus infection
Normally patients will call their dentist and will say that they needed to have a root canal, but the truth is it’s actually that the patient has a sinus infection and actually a tooth problem. The main reason is because the top tooth roots are situated in the similar area as to the floor of the sinuses. And both the toothache and sinus infections will show symptoms of pressures. A simple self test is through a patient bending over and touches their toes. When the pain or pressure increases just by making this test, the pain is surely likely not a tooth-related and the patient should see an ENT or a primary care doctor before coming to a dentist.
8. You lack vitamins
A vitamin and mineral deficiency may cause many oral instances like the burning tongue syndrome, tissue sloughing off, delayed healing, increased infections, easy-to-bleed gum and bone infections. Surprisingly, iron deficiencies emerge in so many ways inside your mouth. It will give some patients harsh sores in the corner of their mouth, whereas others feel changes in their tongue. Some may encounter a painful burning feeling, or all the tiny papillae fall off the tongue leaving it smooth and glossy. Getting more iron may solve these issues.
9. You have diabetes
Imbalance sugar will show the fast change in your gum health, including the increased swelling, sensitivity and bleeding. In conjunction, saliva consistency will change, and there can be increased decays. These can be all be symptoms of sugar levels which are uncontrollable, so dentists will alert the patients to see a doctor to check their diabetes level.
10. You have drinking problem
Alcoholic person is cavity-prone since alcohol tends to give a dry mouth. The dry mouth may lead to cavities, since saliva can neutralize the damage that causes acid in the mouth. In addition, alcoholics own a ‘chipmunk red cheeks,’ plus the smell alone will always be the giveaways.