You’re probably already aware that you should see your dentist every 6 months. You also know that issues such as toothache, cavities, and gum disease warrant emergency trips to the dental office. But did you know that there are some unexpected signs that you may have to visit your dentist?
You may wonder what a dentist has to do with snoring. While there are many reasons a person snores while sleeping, one of the major causes is fatty tissues in the upper palate. This is the roof of the mouth near the back. When you sleep, you are breathing deeply, and the excess tissue vibrates and causes you to snore.
Most people don’t pay much attention to it, but snoring is very harmful to your health. It can interrupt your sleeping pattern, as well as interfere with a bedmate’s sleep. It can also cause damage to throat tissues as the consistent snoring can dry out your throat. A dentist can open your airways by removing the excess tissue with a scalpel or even a laser and enable you to breathe without snoring.
Occasional bad breath is common and affects almost everyone. However, chronic bad breath is often caused by oral infection, infected tonsils, poor oral hygiene, wisdom teeth never being removed, or other oral health conditions. If you suffer from severe bad breath that doesn’t go away, consider visiting a dentist. They may be able to address the underlying issue that is causing your bad breath through a proper checkup.
If you notice any of these signs and live in Windsor, Greeley, Eaton, Ault, Fort Collins, or Pierce, consider visiting Severance Dental now.