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Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay


Posted on 11/15/2023 by Weo Admin
Row of five toy teeth, all smiling except for the middle tooth which frowns because of tooth decay in Charleston, WVTooth decay can sneak up on you if you are not careful. Maintaining oral health is as necessary for your general health. The onset of tooth decay is indicated by several symptoms. The symptoms below call for medical attention.

Tooth Sensitivity


Tooth decay erodes the healthy enamel on our teeth and exposes the dentin layer. This causes tooth sensitivity; you cannot eat or drink anything in extreme temperatures like ice cream or hot food. This is one of the signs of tooth decay. It is advisable to visit your dentist if you experience it.

Tooth Discoloration


Natural teeth are white, pearl white. You might notice some change of color in your teeth, these changes are brought by the bacteria that release corrosive acids that break down the healthy tooth enamel. It might change to black, yellow, or brown, especially in areas we cannot access using a brush. In such a situation, you are supposed to schedule a meeting with your local dentist. Do not allow it to spread all over and destroy your smile.

Bad Breath


Nothing can be as uncomfortable as speaking to a person with bad breath. Also known as halitosis, bad breath is caused by a buildup of bacteria that eats up the food remains, producing foul-smelling sulfur compounds. Brush your teeth, tongue, and gums regularly to help fight the foul smell. Professional dental care is also necessary for such victims, as treatment and examination for any underlying oral defects.

Reach Us Today


The earlier you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, the higher your chances are of combatting the issue. Dental checkup is advisable, brushing your teeth regularly and maintaining a healthy diet are also other ways of maintaining perfect oral health. Our dentists offer solutions and preventive measures for tooth decay and other oral problems. Reach out today!

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2301 Lexington Ave, Suite 120
Ashland, KY 41101

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150 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

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869 Oakwood Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

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3135 16th Street Road, Suite 20
Huntington, WV 25701

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100 Prestige Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

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Charleston, WV 25304

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417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 103
Parkersburg, WV 26105

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220 Locust Street
Princeton,WV 24740

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895 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179


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