3 Little Dental Problems That Could Turn Into Big Dental Costs

Here at Denmark Dental, Eagan’s first and best option for excellent dental care, we believe that our clients should be treated more like family. We serve our customers as well as we’d take care of members of our own families; that’s simply how we operate, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. When you find yourself in need of dental care, whether that includes a cleaning, a filling, a root canal, or even an emergency dental service, contact us at Denmark Dental. We’d love to see you on the path to complete oral health.

When it comes to our health, we are often proactive. We go to the doctor when we have strange pain, we get suspicious moles checked out, and, as we should, we seek medical attention at the first sign of strep throat or the flu. In addition to our visits to the doctor when we detect a unique symptom, most of us are pretty consistent about getting into the clinic for our annual check-ups and physicals. We are accustomed to seeing our primary physicians because we know that any medical issue must be first discovered, and then addressed before it’s allowed to worsen.


But do we take our dental care as seriously? Are we as quick to visit the dentist for a dental check-up even when we don’t detect any dental problems? Believe it or not, there are plenty of problems in your mouth that can be completely invisible to your untrained eye and could lead to some serious dental health issues if they’re not taken care of by your Eagan dentist. For this reason, regular visits to the dental clinic are vital. In today’s article, we’re going to take a closer look at some potentially serious dental issues that may be undetectable to you in the beginning.

Cavities In Between Teeth – Cavities that crop up on a visible surface of our teeth are easy for us to spot and quite accessible for our Eagan dentist. But if you haven’t stayed on top of daily flossing, there’s a good chance that you have cavities in between your teeth. These are often impossible for us to detect in their early stages, and if they’re left to their own devices, they can lead to the need for a root canal or even a full extraction.

Halitosis – When it comes to Halitosis, aka bad breath, 85% of cases are due to a problem in the mouth like tooth decay, gum disease, dry mouth, and even more serious problems. Since most of us can’t detect our bad breath on our own, it can often go under our radar, allowing the root cause to worsen.

Gum Disease – Usually resulting from a lack of proper dental hygiene, gum disease or gingivitis can be difficult to detect in the early stages, but if it’s left untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease. This serious stage of gum disease can result in the loss of your teeth, so it’s definitely vital to catch gingivitis in the beginning.


If it’s been a while since you visited your Eagan dental clinic or you think that you may have some dental problems that may be difficult to detect, make sure that you schedule your appointment today. You definitely want to avoid any oral issues that may be invisible to you right now but are getting worse by the day. Don’t put your oral health on the back burner, contact your Eagan dentist today to make sure your smile is taken care of!