It is not always easy to tell when you have a dental emergency on your hands and are in need of prompt dental attention. Are those aches and pains normal or are they a cause for concern?
So, just when is prompt dental care required? Take a look at the possible scenarios below.
5 Signs You Have a Dental Emergency
You Have a Painful Toothache
A more obvious sign of a dental emergency is if you have a painful toothache.
If you drink a lot of coffee (or any other dark-coloured beverage for that matter), you are likely familiar with how these beverages stain your teeth a yellow shade over time.
But, why does that happen? And, perhaps more importantly, how can you go about whitening yellow teeth (and preventing further staining)?
Why Coffee Turns Your Teeth Yellow
The reason why coffee turns your teeth yellow is due to an ingredient that is found in coffee.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is caused by the bacteria found on teeth and gums.
This bacteria comes from plaque. Essentially what happens is the bacteria in the plaque eat the sugars in the foods that you eat and drink. In turn, more toxins are released. These toxins irritate your gums and cause them to become inflamed.
When plaque hardens into tartar, this causes even more irritation and causes your gums to pull away from your teeth.
Proper denture care is important for maintaining your dentures and maintaining your oral health as well.
Brush and Rinse Your Dentures Daily (But Not with Toothpaste)
It is important to brush your dentures every day (for the same reasons you brush your natural teeth). Ensure that you brush all surfaces of your dentures.
However, you want to avoid brushing your teeth with toothpaste.
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