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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.

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What Is That Bad Taste In Your Mouth?

by Rose Hale

Dental pain and regular cleanings aren't the only reasons for making a trip to the dentist. When you have a bad taste in your mouth, there could be something going on that will require your dentist's care. Here, you'll find a few different things that could cause a bad taste in your mouth.

Deteriorating Fillings

If you are getting a metallic taste in your mouth, the problem could be the result of fillings that have begun to deteriorate. After years of being in place, the metal can begin to break-down and cause that taste, but if you get to the dentist soon, you can limit the potential damage.

Failure to have deteriorating fillings repaired will result in further deterioration of the tooth. If the problem is caught early, the filling will just need to be replaced, but if you allow it to continue, the tooth may become abscessed and require further treatment, such as a root canal.

Infections

When a tooth gets infected, it can drain puss into your mouth. The puss causes a bitter, rotten taste in your mouth. Infections can also develop in the gums and the jawbone and leak the puss into your mouth.

For an infection to cause a terrible taste each day, it has to have grown to be fairly serious. Minor infections may hurt, but they won't cause the release of puss enough to cause the sour taste in your mouth – that infection could have been growing for weeks or months before you even noticed the problem.

If you fail to have the infection treated, the infection can fester and release bacteria into your bloodstream. This can cause damage to other organs in your body – namely your heart and pancreas, increasing the chances of stroke, diabetes and heart disease.

Your dentist will create a plan for treatment, such as a root canal to remove the infection, as well as write you a prescription for antibiotics and work to kill the infection and repair the damage.

Non-Dental Problems

The bad taste you are experiencing could be caused by problems outside of the dental scope. It could be gasses and/or acid coming out from the stomach. If you have acid reflux, you may experience an acidic taste in your mouth from time to time.

It is so important that you find out what your body is trying to tell you by releasing this bad taste in your mouth. Hopefully, you'll find that it's a quick, easy treatment that will eliminate the bad taste for good.

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