Signs That Indicate Poor Oral Hygiene

95% of Americans say that they value their oral health. But, if you dig a little deeper into their daily oral hygiene habits, you would figure that for the majority of people, words do not match their actions. There are numerous research studies and statistical data available to prove that majority of us Americans struggle, if not fail, to maintain good oral hygiene.

Wondering, how would you know if your oral hygiene is up to the mark or not? Keep reading to learn about some of the most common indicators of poor oral hygiene and see if you experience any of them.

Top 5 Signs of Poor Oral Hygiene

Some of the common ways poor oral hygiene manifests itself include:

1. Sensitivity

Characterized by a sharp pain experienced upon consumption of hot and cold foods, dental sensitivity is one of the foremost signs of poor oral hygiene and health. Sensitivity could be an indicator of an underlying infection or an early sign of gingivitis.

2. Foul Breath

Persistent bad breath is an indicator of poor oral hygiene and often an early sign of bacterial growth, plaque buildup, or even gingivitis.

3. Bleeding/Swelling Gums

Swelling of gums, or any change in their color, can be caused by several dental issues, but it is often a sign that you’re not taking care of your oral hygiene properly. It could reflect bacterial growth or if swelling is also accompanied by bleeding, hint towards periodontal disease.

4. Pain

Toothache can be a sign of many dental problems, but it indicates significant tooth decay in many cases. Abscess and inflammation are some other common reasons behind tooth pain.

5. Staining or Discoloration

Certain foods may cause teeth stains or discoloration over time. However, when that is the cause, all your teeth (at least all the front ones) are affected. If you’re only developing stains or discoloration on one or a few teeth, it is most certainly a sign of severe tooth decay. Such decaying teeth usually develop a grayish tinge. Discoloration may or may not be accompanied by pain and/or loosened teeth.

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