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5 Signs That It’s Time to Get to the Dentist

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Maybe your dentist sends you reminders every six months that it’s time for you to visit, but without those, how do you know when it’s time to make your way over to your dental practice? Here are five signs that you should schedule that dental appointment.

1. You Can’t Remember When You Last Had a Dental Cleaning

While every person may have different oral healthcare needs, the standard recommendation is to go to the dentist’s office every six months for a routine cleaning. Even if you do a fantastic job at home of brushing and flossing your teeth, this is standard to make sure your teeth are in tip-top shape.

2. You Have a Toothache That Won’t Go Away

A toothache can be caused by many different things. Maybe it’s a cavity, maybe there’s some kind of crack or fracture, or maybe there’s an infection. Whatever the case may be, it’s best to see a dentist before the problem worsens and spreads.

3. You Have Persistent Bad Breath

Many people write off bad breath as just a result of their lunch that day, but persistent bad breath can actually be the sign of a dental issue. Your dentist can figure out what the cause actually is and suggest a treatment based on that diagnosis.

4. Your Gums Regularly Bleed While You Floss

Healthy gums shouldn’t bleed so if you notice that there’s often blood when you floss, it’s a good idea to schedule a dental appointment. Bleeding gums are one of the signs of gum disease, and if left untreated, gum disease increases in severity.

5. You’re Pregnant

With all the hormonal changes that are going on during pregnancy, it can make women more vulnerable to gum disease, which in turn can have an effect on both the mother and the child’s health. If you’re expecting, book that appointment to stay on top of your smile’s wellness!

Set Up an Appointment Today!

Now that you’ve read through the signs, do you realize that you’re due for a dentist visit? Contact Southbridge Dental Care today to set up your appointment! Whether you’re coming in for your first visit with us or you have a specific dental concern that needs attending, we’re more than happy to be your partners on your unique smile journey.

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