When to Visit a Dentist?

So you are feeling proud to have healthy teeth, sparkling to feel others jealous. Enjoying healthy teeth, you never feel a need to visit a dentist? You are a bit wrong here buddy! Care is better than curing is the right path to follow. When to visit a dentist? is a matter that you need to plan well before it needs. Avoiding the problem before it erupts is a prudent approach.

Still not convinced? Then you need a little to ponder that teeth are actually not what they look like. A more important part of teeth is hidden and so are the associated problems. Looking into the mirror, opening your mouth apart, and feeling proud to have a look at shining teeth is surely not a solution.

A thorough checkup can give you an early warning. Only then you can take preventive steps to avoid problems. There can be some issues minor or serious compelling you to call your dentist to make an appointment. Possibly those can be found in the following list.

  • You have a spot or sore that doesn’t look or feel right in your mouth.
  • Your jaw sometimes pops or is painful when opening and closing, chewing, or when you first wake up; you have an uneven bite.
  • Have problems like diabetescardiovascular diseaseeating disorders, or HIV positive.
  • Puffy and/or bleeding gums.
  • Have treated teeth like fillings, crowns, dental implants, dentures, etc.
  • Not satisfied with how your teeth look like.
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
  • You are pregnant.
  • Have sensitive teeth. Sharp hot & cold shocks.
  • Going through treatment such as radiation, chemotherapy, or hormone replacement therapy, etc.
  • Feeling pain or swelling in your mouth, face, or neck.
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
  • Have a family history of gum disease or tooth decay
  • Dry Mouth.
  • If you are a smoker or use other chewable addictions.

A Little can make your smile attractive:-

Healthy Habits. 

Brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing daily are essential for avoiding dental issues.

Regular Checkup: The regularity of checkups serves as an early warning. “Nipping the evil in the bud” is too true to catch the disease at the very start. Teeth issues are no exception to this golden thumb rule.

Once you have teething issues, it is you, the dentist, now to decide how much you need to follow a treatment. Everybody has a unique set of pearls in their mouth, for sure with unique caring needs. No single solution is fit for everyone’s formula.

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Urza Omar
  • Urza Omar
  • The writer has a proven track as a mentor, motivational trainer, blogger, and social activist. She is the founder of mindclassic.com a blog intended for avid readers.