Bad breath (Halitosis) is commonly caused by a sulphur-producing bacteria in your tongue or throat. About 2.4% of all Australian adults have bad breath. It is important to note that bad breath is not contagious.
Sensitivity to hot and cold occurs when the enamel or cementum on your teeth wear away. This exposes the dentin, a layer of protection on your teeth.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease ranges from simple inflammation of the gums to a major disease. It damages the soft tissue surrounding the teeth and can cause receding gums and even loss of teeth.
Gingivitis is a gum disease which causes inflammation of the gums. It is the early stages of periodontal disease and should be treated early on before it advanced in to Periodontitis. Red, swollen gums and bleeding gums are a sign you may have gingivitis.