Has more than six months past since your last dental exam? Maybe it has slipped your mind, or maybe you’ve changed locations and just haven’t had the time to find a new dentist, but now you have cause. That pain that comes and goes or the “pink in the sink” that you see when you brush or floss your teeth means that something is wrong. Neither of these symptoms is normal.
One of the first signs of gingivitis is bleeding gums. This early stage of gum disease is relatively easy to deal with, brushing and flossing more often and having professional teeth cleaning will usually do the trick. Just don’t ignore the early symptoms!
Are your teeth becoming more susceptible to hot or cold sensations? Is it becoming painful to drink a cup of tea or coffee and biting into an ice cream bar is enough to make you flinch? These are signs that you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity. Your dentist can recommend a toothpaste or mouthwash that has been specially formulated to relieve the discomfort. You may need to change the way that you brush your teeth or the kind of brush that you have been using. See a dentist right away!
Check out the patient portal on our Deidra Bird Kokel, DDS website to find important information concerning payments and insurance and to read about the concerns of other patients. Call the office @ 703-997-1313 in Leesburg, VA.