We understand that visiting a dentist is an extremely important part of protecting your smile. But, do you know when you should visit your dentist? Clearly, if you have a sever toothache or crack a tooth, you should visit a dentist. But, what other events justify scheduling an appointment? Here are a few:
Pregnancy: When you are pregnant, you may need to visit the dentist more frequently because your gums will react to plaque more strongly and because your gums will become more prone to inflammation. Gum disease has been linked to problems such as low birth weight. If you are pregnant, we suggest that you visit your dentist soon and follow their instructions closely.
Headaches or Migraines: If you suffer from migraines or headaches, a dentist may be able to help. Studies have shown that jaw and bite problems could be the cause of your headaches. Other problems, like teeth grinding, can also lead to headaches. Fortunately, there are a variety of dental appliances that can help you alleviate this discomfort.
Temperature Sensitivity: If your teeth are sensitive, your dentist may be able to help. Usually, sensitivity to hot or cold is caused by flawed dental filling or a cavity. It can also be caused by plaque build-up. Fortunately, if any of these events are to blame, a dentist can help alleviate your discomfort.
If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.