5 Signs it’s Time for a Dental Check-Up & Clean

General dentistry is one of those things we all must see to regularly. It can be tough keeping it a part of your general schedule which is why so many people tend to only visit the dentist when something hurts.

A good rule of thumb, however, is to opt for a check-up and clean at least every six months, but there are a few things that can be taken as tell-tale signs that you need to make an appointment with your dentist.

Let’s have a look at 5 of them here:

1. Aching Teeth or Gums

Toothache is unpleasant enough that it should have you looking for a dentist, but often enough the solution to the problem goes beyond general dentistry. Because teeth are generally incredibly strong, they shouldn’t cause pain unless there is a more serious, underlying issue.

Pinpointing exactly what that issue is, however, does require a check-up, and the sooner you have it seen to the less the damage might intensify.

The reasons could result from a cracked tooth, exposed nerve, infected gums, or a range of other oral health issues that should not go ignored.

2. Sensitivity to Temperatures

Sensitivity to temperatures (or even contact from food in the mouth) is generally a sign that you are suffering a cavity, or your tooth enamel has weakened, in either case, your oral health needs seeing to.

Following a check-up, your dentist might recommend that the cavities be filled to ensure that the issue doesn’t become worse as time goes on.

Since the problem intensifying is a genuine concern, sensitivity to temperatures should be handled with an appointment being made as soon as possible.

3. Loose Teeth

Loose teeth can be caused by several oral health issues including physical injuries and underlying conditions (such as osteoporosis) or improper dental health. In either case, this can cause discomfort and pain, but also puts other teeth in danger of loosening as well.

If this is a problem, you shouldn’t wait for it to worsen. Consult a dentist immediately.

4. Excessive Discolouration

Many of us wear our habits on our teeth. Coffee drinkers and cigarette smokers know how quickly their teeth can become discoloured, but these aren’t the only people who have the issue.

It makes smiling something that takes real confidence to do, which shouldn’t be the case. Regular check-ups and cleaning can go a long way to keep stains at bay.

Even if you haven’t been keeping up with it, its never too late to whiten that smile.

5. Sensitive & Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is generally a point of concern, and if you are experiencing it, you should book a consultation for general dentistry as quickly as possible.

A high number of people over the age of 30 experience this as a result of periodontal disease which is caused by a build-up of tartar on the teeth and gums, since it can result in other dental health issues.

Find out More from the Dainfern Dental Studio

Is it time for your next check-up and clean? Be sure to go with a dental studio that gives you what you need while setting your mind at ease.

Check out the Dainfern Dental Studio website today to book a consultation or to find out more about our offers.


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