5 Signs of Poor Dental Health


Are you wondering about the status of your oral health?

Is your dental health good or poor?

Your oral health is as important as other aspects of your overall health. It changes very frequently. Some experts also say that your overall health condition significantly impacts your oral health care and vise versa. Regardless of which affects the other more, there is no doubt that factors like stress, anxiety, depression, daily oral habits and infrequent visits to your dentist and dental hygienist also contribute to poor oral health. No matter the cause of poor dental health, Clean Smiles can help you maintain your dental hygiene and make things better.

Let us get right to the signs for poor oral health.

Signs of poor oral health

Let’s have a look at the common symptoms of poor dental health.

Bad Breath

Bad breath is one of the common symptoms of poor dental and oral health. The main reason for bad breath is bacteria or plaque in your mouth due to not cleaning your teeth properly at home and lack of professional care by a skilled dental hygienist. Active gum disease can also cause bad breath.

Bleeding Gums

Another symptom of poor dental health is chronic or acute bleeding in your gums. Often this happens while brushing or flossing. Bleeding gums is indicator of inflammation and active gum disease (gingivitis) or active bone disease (periodontitis). Gingivitis is one of the most common dental condition that can affect negatively to over all health.

Dental Decay (Cavities)

Dental decay or cavities are caused by poor oral and dental health. When the bacteria is left on our teeth for longer periods of time, bacteria release acids after the consumption of carbohydrates from left over food in your mouth. This acid causes the break down on tooth structure which creates hole on your tooth. Cavities are preventable and fixable if they are detected in timely manner. This is another very important reason to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dental hygienist with recommended intervals.

Oral Dryness

Another warning sign is poor dental health is oral dryness, which can lead to oral health problems. Dry mouth can be a side of certain medications, but it can cause in occurrence of cavities along with sores that can cause discomfort.

Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

Presence of canker sore does not indicate poor oral health, but it is a big indicator to visit a dental health professional. It is necessary to have dental appliances, dental work, night guard or dentures checked that might be causing the canker sores to develop or get worsen. Canker sore or aphthous ulcer could be indicator of lack of certain vitamins or minerals in our body or due to the presence of certain health conditions.


If your dental hygiene is left untreated along with other underlying health conditions, it causes infections like thrush in your mouth. Most clients and older adults face this problem especially due to weak immune system combined with poor oral hygiene. Thrush can appear as white pumps on soft tissues of your mouth like tongue and cheeks. It should be checked by a dentist and/or Dental hygienist, and should be treated immediately to prevent other health complications. And professional dental hygiene should be provided along with elevated home oral care.

Clean Smiles is There for You

If you feel any issue regarding your oral health, you must take immediate action and visit your dentist. In case of an emergency, our clinic is always there to help you. We also provide online sessions to prevent any gum disease. You can easily find us on Google map. We prefer attending to patients who have an appointment and prioritize such patients over walk-in cases. We urge our clients to book an appointment firsthand to get quick service.

Let us have a look into the strategies to improve your oral health. To have better oral health care, you must follow these.

Book an appointment

There are many reasons behind poor oral hygiene and health conditions that can be cause due to poor oral hygiene. We can guide you to the best course of action for the best results, after your dental examination with one of our dental practitioners. Therefore, you must visit our clinic for an exam!

Choose the correct toothbrush and toothpaste

At Clean Smiles, we recommend the right toothbrush and toothpaste according to your oral health needs. We recommend to change your tooth brush with changing seasons. Choosing a correct and soft toothbrush will avoid bleeding gums and improve your oral health. Fluoridated toothpaste is another recommendation to keep the dental decay at bay.

Flossing is important

We suggest our patients to floss their teeth at least once a day to maintain healthy teeth. Brushing does not remove bacteria or plaque that is accumulated in between teeth, this is why floss is used to get in between teeth for plaque removal. Flossing is a very important step to incorporate on daily basis to optimal plaque removal and completes a good oral hygiene routine at home.

Less intake of sugar

The food and drinks that is high in carbohydrates is food for bacteria that cases acid attack on our teeth, this acid is produced by bacteria after consumption of carbohydrates. Limit your sugar intake as much as possible for healthy teeth. You must pay attention to your oral health symptoms in your daily routine to keep your teeth, to maintain healthy teeth throughout your life time.


Are you looking for a family-oriented and competent dental health care team in Edmonton? 

Clean Smiles is a friendly dental and hygiene clinic in Edmonton that offers competitive and comprehensive dental health care services. The experts here provide a stress-free environment and private rooms for our patients. Our dentist and experienced dental hygienists teach the patients about the importance of oral health and provide their highly skilled services so our patients can obtain and maintain their ultimate oral and dental health. We are prevention based dental clinic. We not only find the treatment for dental problems to find relief and function but more importantly we strive to keep our patient out of the vicious cycle of on-going dental problems.

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We are located in Edmonton. Book your appointment online or call us 780 800 6655. We are open from Monday to Saturday. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for free online or in person consultation and have them answered by our expert practitioners.

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