Knowing When It’s Time to See The Dentist

We have all heard that it is imperative that we change our toothbrush after every 3 months and visit the dentist once every 6 months. Of course like the toothbrush point, we probably ignore visiting the dentist as well. We can blame our work, schedule and other responsibilities to not be able to go, but it is important that we take out the time to visit the dentist. Even if you brush your teeth after every meal and floss regularly, it doesn’t make you immune to potential dental problems. So, we have compiled a list of signs that can let you know that it’s time to go to the dentist.

  • This is obvious, but a toothache is a common indicator. Now toothaches are pretty bad and can even affect your ability to let you sleep properly. Regardless of whether the pain is constant, periodic or intermittent, it still requires proper medical attention.
  • A sudden sensitivity to hot and cold temperature foods are indicative of a problem. The most common issue could either be tooth decay caused by a dental cavity or sensitive gums. Both of these problems, if prolonged can fester and turn into something worse.
  • Our mouths naturally produce a lot of saliva, however if you are suddenly experiencing a dry mouth, you should go to a dentist since it could be potential bacterial infection.
  • Inflamed gums or bleeding gums after brushing your teeth should be a cause of concern since it could potentially be or turn into gingivitis. So immediate medical attention is necessary.
  • If you have consistently bad breath regardless of how much you brush your teeth, floss or use mouth wash, it could be indicative of another problem.

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