What Your Teeth Say About Your Health
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The majority of dental problems can only be accurately diagnosed through dental scans and X-rays.
However, if you’re checking a recent photo of yourself, or dare we say selfie and you’re seeing teeth that are looking a bit off. Well, you should make an appointment at the dentist and have them checked out.
According to recent statistics from the World Health Organization, oral diseases are the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and they affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death.
Take a look at your selfie, or just yourself in the mirror. Now here’s what you need to look out for.
1. Dark shadows between teeth
All right, so you brush your pearly whites at least twice a day and avoid foods that can stain the enamel. Most of your teeth are shiny and white. But when it comes to flossing, you’re not quite as disciplined. As a result, you develop those annoying shadows lurking between your pearly whites. These are often the precursors to larger cavities, which we want to avoid at all costs.
If you’re seeing dark areas in your enamel, don’t hesitate to get them checked out. If you don’t, they will keep growing and the decay will spread. Eventually, the nerves might even get damaged, and when that happens, your dentist will recommend a root canal, which you definitely don’t want.