This is a very common question that people ask frequently. Visiting the dentist, even if you think your teeth are healthy, is important because it allows the dentist to clean and check up on your oral health. Don’t just limit dentist visits to emergencies. You should schedule dentist visits bi-annually so that if something is wrong with your oral health, your dentist can catch it in its early stages. Here is a checklist of reasons you might schedule your next appointment.
It has been over six months since your last visit.
It has been over one year since your last cleaning.
You have a recurring toothache or tooth pain in your mouth.
Brushing your teeth results in bleeding gums.
Your gums bleed when pressure is applied.
Your gum line is receding. This may become evident if you feel like your teeth are looking longer.
You have a darkening spot or stain on your tooth that can’t be removed with brushing or flossing.
You just miss your dentist’s warm smile and friendly attitude
If you feel like you have fallen victim to any of these ailments, or it’s been six months since your last check up, contact Lifetime Smiles Pediatric and Adult Dentistry today or schedule an appointment online.