3 signs you might have a cavity

No one likes to think about having cavities, but the sooner you identify one, the sooner you can fix it and avoid more serious problems.

Here are five signs that you might have one developing and may want to schedule an appointment with your dentist:

1. Pain. This is the most obvious. If your teeth hurt, the source could very well be a cavity.

2. Sensitivity. If you notice that a particular spot in your mouth has become sensitive to hot, cold or sugary foods, it could be a sign that a cavity is developing.

3. Bad breath. Sometimes really bad cavities that have had time to fester can cause bad breath. The reason is simple: Bacteria. Once an infection sets in, it can produce a particularly bad smell – another reason to take care of your teeth and visit the dentist at the first sign of trouble.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your dentist to get them checked out.

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