Sometimes, it’s obvious that you should visit a dentist. If a tooth cracks or is dislodged, you schedule an appointment. But, do you know about the other times you should consider visiting a dental practice? Here a few signs for you to look for:
You Have Bad Breath: Bad breath can be the result of several factors, including your diet, a sinus infection, periodontal disease, or even some medications. Gum disease and plaque build-up are the most common causes. Some solutions, such as breath mints or mouthwashes can help cover bad breath, but they can cover other complications.
You’re Pregnant: When you are pregnant, you may need to visit the dentist more frequently because your gum’s reaction to plaque will change become more susceptible to inflammation. Furthermore, gum disease has been linked to problems such as low birth weight. To avoid these issues, we recommend that you visit your dentist soon and follow their instructions.
Frequent Headaches: If you suffer from migraines or headaches, a dentist may be able to help. Studies have shown that small bite and jaw problems can be enough to cause this pain. Other complications, like teeth grinding, can also lead to headaches. Fortunately, there are a variety of dental appliances that can help you alleviate this discomfort.
If you would like to learn more of the signs you can look for, please feel free to contact us. We are excited to hear from you soon!