A healthy mouth is often a good indicator that your overall health is also in good shape. Just as it’s important to know the symptoms of dental problems, you should also know what it looks like when your mouth is healthy. This way, you can keep an eye on any changes that may signal trouble for your oral health.
Signs of a Healthy Mouth & Teeth
Below are a few good indicators that your dental health is in good shape:
Strong Teeth – During a regular dental cleaning and exam with your dentist, your teeth, and dental restorations will be inspected. Your dentist will check the strength of your teeth, fillings, dental crowns, or dental implants.
Healthy Gums – Healthy gum tissue should be firm and pink in color. Healthy gums will not show any signs of recession and won’t bleed easily when brushed or flossed. If your gums are red, swollen, or tender, this may be an early sign of gum disease.
Proper Jaw Alignment – Teeth that are straight and properly aligned are easier to clean. If the teeth are crooked or crowded, there are more places for plaque, tartar, and bacteria to hide and cause dental problems.
Neutral or Pleasant Breath – The more bacteria that are present in your mouth, the worse your breath will smell. If your breath is pleasant or even neutral, this is a good sign that you’re properly cleaning your mouth. Chronic bad breath can be a sign of an underlying dental problem.
Here at Endodontic Specialists of Colorado, it’s important to us that you keep your mouth healthy, as a healthy mouth can lead to better overall health. To make an appointment with one of our endodontists for root canal therapy, please contact Endodontic Specialists today. We have three locations in Colorado Springs North and Pueblo, CO.