What are some signs that i should see a dentist?
WHAT ARE SOME SIGNS THAT I SHOULD SEE A DENTIST?
-Your gums look red, puffy and or you notice the gums bleed when you brush or floss
-You have lingering bad taste or bad breath in the mouth
-You have fillings, crowns, root canals, dentures, dental implants, etc
-You grind your teeth at night
-You have dry mouth
-Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold
-You don’t like your smile
-You snore and/or have been diagnosed with sleep apnoea
-You are pregnant
-You feel a sharp shooting pain when you bite down on a specific tooth
-You have loose teeth
-You have noticed the teeth have now moved to a different position
-You are undergoing medical treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy
-You have been diagnosed with osteoporosis recently and is about to start Prolia or Fosamax
-You have jaw pain, especially when you first wake up, you have an uneven bite
-You play contact sport and requires a mouthguard
I AM NOT HAVING ANY PROBLEMS, DO I STILL NEED TO SEE A DENTIST?
Yes. Many dental conditions do not show any symptoms or the signs are not noticeable to some people. Regular dental visits will give the dentist a chance to check your overall dental health and prevent problems from developing. The dentist can also diagnose dental conditions when they are still in the early stages where the treatment to fix the problems are much simpler and more affordable. Keeping your mouth healthy is also an essential part of your overall general health.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GO TO THE DENTIST?
Some people need to visit the dentist once or twice a year; others who have chronic gum disease may need more visits. Every individual is different and has unique needs when it comes to keeping your smile healthy.