Telltale Signs You Have a Cavity and Need to See a Dentist

At Annapolis Dental Care, we care about your dental hygiene and oral health. While it’s important to ensure that you are regularly receiving checkups with your dentist, we know that isn’t always financially possible for clients who are currently financially affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, Annapolis Dental Care offers financing options for qualifying patients who could greatly benefit from receiving a dental care checkup. Here are a few telltale signs that you may have a cavity on the rise that an Annapolis Dental Care dentist can examine. 


Here’s a few telltale signs that you may have a cavity on the rise that an Annapolis Dental Care dentist can examine and repair.

See a Dentist When Your Breath Smells or There’s a Lingering Bad Taste

You’ll want to schedule a dental checkup with a dentist at Annapolis Dental Care if you’ve noticed an ongoing problem with bad breath or a lingering, off putting taste in your mouth — even after you’ve brushed and flossed your teeth. This can be a sure sign that there’s either a cavity that has formed within your mouth due to a buildup of plaque and bacterial waste. Cavities form when there’s an excessive amount of bacteria surrounding a tooth, which can result in a malodorous smell. This might be especially noticeable anytime you mask up in a store and can smell your own breath. 

Swollen, Bloody Gums

You’ve noticed that every time you take a toothbrush or floss pick to your mouth, your gums start pooling blood. Or, perhaps your gums appear red and inflamed. While these can certainly be attributed to hormonal changes or gingivitis, it can also be a red flag for cavities beginning to develop or that a cavity is present within your mouth. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists and in the meantime, pick up some Listerine mouthwash to gently swish in your mouth after brushing your teeth to reduce inflammation.

Sensitivity, Pain, and Noticeable Discomfort 

You’re eating your favorite ice cream cone, and notice that suddenly a tooth at the back of your mouth is hit with a painful sensation that sends a shock wave throughout your body. What was that?! Sensitivity to cold or hot foods can be normal to an extent, but if it causes noticeable discomfort, then it might be time to schedule a checkup with a dentist. On the same page, if you’re feeling discomfort within your mouth on a regular basis on a specific tooth, our dentists are here to assist you. Reach out to Annapolis Dental Care today to schedule a routine cleaning and examination!


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, your dentist in Annapolis is here to serve! Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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