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8 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Dentist

by | May 1, 2021 | Blog

Visiting the dentist might seem like an afterthought, but keeping up with your oral health plays a vital role in your overall well-being. When was the last time your teeth and gums got some attention? The team at Archbold Family Dental has put together this list of eight signs that it’s time to visit the dentist.

1. You’re due for a check-up.
Like regular check-ups with your general practitioner, dental check-ups are important! Preventative care is key when it comes to the treatment of symptoms as early as possible or helping to keep serious issues from developing in the first place.

2. You’re experiencing jaw pain.
If there’s any pain or discomfort when you chew or when you first wake up, it’s time to book an appointment to get it checked out. Our team will work to determine the cause and course of treatment.

3. You have difficulty eating.
Having trouble with chewing and swallowing is not inconvenient, but it can be quite painful! Contact us for help if you’re having a rough time trying to eat.

4. Your gums are in bad shape.
The state of your gums is a big part of your oral health. You should seek professional dental care if your gums are sore, bleeding, or inflamed or if you have a family history of gum disease.

5. You’re pregnant.
First of all, congratulations! Secondly, don’t wait to book an appointment with us if you’re expecting. Pregnancy can actually exacerbate dental issues. Rest assured that getting a check-up is safe for both you and the baby!

6. You’ve had dental work done.
Stay on top of your regular check-ups if you’ve had dental work such as fillings, crowns, dentures, or dental implants. We’ll want to make sure everything is still in good shape.

7. You have certain medical conditions.
Conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes necessitate regular trips to the dentist. Certain issues can make your teeth and gums more prone to problems like gingivitis and infections of the mouth.

8. You use tobacco products.
Cigarettes and other tobacco products can take a toll on your oral health. These products can lead to a range of issues, including bad breath, gum disease, and oral cancer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help!