Do you have a heavy ache or sharp pain in your mouth? Many people ask about toothaches and what causes them? We tell patients that the severity of the ache is what is key to look at. Of course pain in your mouth is never good, some pains can be more dangerous than others.
If you have a pain in your mouth ask yourself, what have you consumed lately? What you put in your mouth matters. Know that not all toothaches are the same. Many people will feel a pain and not do anything about it. We say if you feel any pain in your mouth, come see us. We are here to help you feel better. There is no reason anyone should suffer.
Toothaches happen because of cavities. Cavities can usually be avoided with good oral health care. You can often avoid toothaches and cavities by taking great care of your teeth.
Are you brushing and flossing your teeth everyday? It is also important to stay up-to-date with your in office dental visits.
What Causes Cavities?
There are many factors that can contribute to tooth decay, cavities and corrosion of the teeth.
Your oral health is part of your overall health, what you eat and put in your mouth is very critical to your oral health. A diet that is high in fat and sugar will usually contribute to more cavities in the mouth. You mouth is the first part of the body most foods and drinks enter. It is important to pick healthy options for optimal health.
It is no secret that soda has a lot of sugar in it. We find that people who drink a lot of soda also experience more tooth decay. The best thing you can do to improve your oral health is reduce the amount of sugar that you consume. Instead eat fresh vegetables and drink lots of water.
Water has a natural detoxifying effect; it can wash away food particles and bacteria that build up in your mouth. It can also decrease appetite and decrease dehydration.
If you have a toothache ask yourself when the last time you brushed your teeth was? Perhaps your teeth are hurting because you haven’t been taking care of your teeth.
You can start by brushing your teeth regularly and see your dentist often.
The second most common cause of toothaches is periodontal disease which is gum disease that can affect your over all health. It’s important to take care of your smile to prevent medical problems.