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As a dentist, there are several signs that may indicate the presence of a cavity in your teeth. Here are some common indications:

  1. Tooth sensitivity: You may experience increased sensitivity or pain when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and beverages.

  2. Toothache: Persistent toothache or spontaneous tooth pain without an apparent cause could be a sign of a cavity.

  3. Visible holes or pits: You may notice visible holes, pits, or dark spots on the surface of your teeth, particularly on the chewing surfaces or between the teeth.

  4. Tooth discoloration: Discoloration or white, brown, or black spots on the tooth surface may indicate the development of a cavity.

  5. Dental floss snags: If dental floss frequently gets caught or shreds between specific teeth, it could be a sign of decay in that area.

  6. Bad breath: Cavities can contribute to persistent bad breath, especially if there is an associated infection.

It’s important to note that cavities can sometimes develop without causing noticeable symptoms, which is why regular dental check-ups are crucial. A dentist can detect cavities in their early stages through a thorough examination and dental X-rays, even before symptoms become apparent. Therefore, I strongly recommend scheduling regular dental visits to ensure early detection and prompt treatment of any cavities or other dental issues.


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