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If you could spot potential cavities early, do you think that it would positively impact your oral health? If you said yes, you’re right! The ability to spot cavities early on helps both you and our dentists eradicate the bad possibilities they present.

But is it possible to catch cavities early on without a dental degree? As a matter of fact, it is. You just need to know what to look for. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the things you can do to spot potential cavities early on.

Spontaneous pain
A major indicator of a cavity is spontaneous pain. This can come in bursts or be more of a lingering toothache. Generally, though, your tooth pain will seem to have come from nowhere and may present itself in one or more teeth. Spontaneous pain is a sure sign that your tooth has some sort of cavity.

Sensitive teeth
Tooth sensitivity can be extremely uncomfortable or even painful. If your teeth feel more sensitive than normal, especially to hot or cold temperatures,then there is a good chance that you may have a cavity. However, many people have naturally sensitive teeth. If this is you, it can be more difficult to differentiate between what’s normal and what can be a cavity. If you have any concerns, come visit SeaSide Dentistry and talk with our dentists.

Stained teeth
Your teeth can get stained from several different things, but if you don’t eat teeth-staining food or use tobacco and notice a new stain on your tooth, it could be a cavity. Cavity stains can come in several different colors, including brown, black and white. These stains won’t go away on their own, which means that you will need to meet with Dr. Donna Gentry for your professional cavity treatment.

Understanding the warning signs of cavities is a great way to avoid them. If you would like to learn more about how you can maintain good oral health in Cedar Point, North Carolina, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 252-764-2784.