So think of the last time when you went to your dentist…if it’s been a while then it’s time to schedule that appointment. Whether you are 80 or 8, oral health is important.
Don’t procrastinate dental issues…if you have even a minor problem get it checked and treated at the very early stage itself.
Here are few signs that will help you know when it’s time to visit a dentist…
1) Bad breath
If you have bad odor coming from your mouth all the time then it’s for sure there is a lot of bacteria built-up in your mouth which needs to be cleaned. Even after the removal of tartar and plaque if you experience a bad taste lingering around it’s likely that you have an infection prevailing and should visit a dentist immediately.
If you feel discomfort in your teeth every time you have anything hot, cold, sour or sweet then you should visit your dentist as soon as possible to know the cause of it and to get the accurate treatment.
3) Swollen/painful/bleeding gums
Swollen, painful and bleeding gums are signs of gum diseases and if you are facing such issues it’s time for you get yourself checked as soon as possible. Inflamed gums are caused due to bacteria and plaque getting trapped and hard inside the gum line leading to gingivitis and periodontal problems.
4) Missing tooth
The sudden loss of an adult tooth can be very stressful. This should always be treated as a dental emergency. Having missing teeth is not only detrimental to your appearance it can get in the way of activities such as eating and speaking. It can also cause healthy teeth to decay and most important drifting of adjacent teeth into the empty space. So in such case one should rush to a dentist immediately.
5) Are you conscious when you smile?
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6) Tooth pain
Similarly, even a minor tooth ache should not be ignored and should be examined immediately, if left untreated the decay can further progress into your roots and increase your complications.
Dr. Krinita Motwani
Khar west, Mumbai.