Top 8 Reasons to see a Dentist

There are certain times that you will need to visit the dentist, whether it be something serious or more cosmetic. Here are 8 reasons you should book an appointment with your dentist:

  1. Toothaches. You may think that your toothache will dissipate, but the longer you wait, the bigger the problem could become. This pain in anindicator that something is seriously wrong with your mouth’s health. If you try to wait for it to naturally go away your tooth may actually die and the pain will only get worse. Listen to your body and seek professional help.
  2. Jaw Pain. Your jaw pain may be because of a toothache, but isn’t limited to this problem. It could be because of teeth grinding in your sleep, sinus problems and even issues with the joints and muscles that control your mouth. Jaw pain may lead to headaches and other serious problems prohibiting you from eating properly.
  3. Bad Breath. Okay, so everyone gets bad breath from time to time which shouldn’t raise any alarms. With that said, if you have prolonged bad breath, you should get in to see a dentist. Bad breath can be an indicator for gum disease, cavities, yeast infections of the mouth, acid reflux, liver and even kidney problems. So it is best to be checkout and get started on a treatment and prevention program.
  4. Bleeding Gums. Gums that bleed regularly while brushing and eating could be a sign of gingivitis or gum disease. These diseases can even cause teeth to fall out and even bone damage if left untreated. If you brush and floss twice a day you will have nothing to worry about, especially if you visit your doctor yearly.
  5. Mouth Sores. The most common sores people get are canker and cold sores which go away with minimal treatment. These shouldn’t have you concerned for your mouth’s health. What should concern you is sores that are whitish in colour or in patches on the inside of your cheeks, gums or tongue. Theses could indicate an infection, virus of fungus.
  6. Cracked Teeth. If you are experience occasional pain in one or more of your teeth, you may have a hairline crack. It wouldn’t be visible to the human eye, but you sure can experience a great deal of pain. The best treatment is to get an X-Ray from your dentist to determine why your tooth is hurting.
  7. Improve Your Smile. Cosmetic treatments may not be detrimental to your mouth’s health, but they can affect you mentally. Your smile is the most prominent feature on your face. It can age you or make you look youthful. It can affect people’s interactions with you when it comes to dating and employment. Above all, when you smile, you general stress levels decrease. A dentist can help you create the smile of yours dreams and give you confidence in your smile.
  8. General Dental Maintenance. There is one sure way to ensure your smile is healthy and looking good, schedule regular dental maintenance visits with your dentist. You should at least visit your dentist once a year, if not twice to get a regular dental checkup. The best determinant of mouth problems is prevention. This will not only save you pain in the future, but save you money in the long run.