Northumberland Today listed some of the most common signs of dental health issues, which people should remain aware of to prevent painful infection and emergency visits to a dental health practitioner.
According to the source, obvious signs include sores in the mouth or bleeding gums – but people may not be aware that a dry mouth, white spots or extra sensitivity to hot and cold food could also imply that there is a problem.
Those finding the signs of mouth disease should book an appointment with their dentist as soon as possible, the news source urged.
"Scheduling a regular visit with your dentist, denturist or registered dental hygienist is a good idea anyway," the website went on to say.
CBC recently reported on Bryan Sampson, from Ontario, who had to undergo six emergency dentistry treatments after his teeth became badly infected. Regular check-ups can help prevent conditions reaching such a severe stage.