Four Signs You Need To Go To The Dentist

When it comes to your health, your teeth are an area of your body that you certainly want to look after. If you’re not careful, it can end up being problematic for you if you’re dismissing your teeth’s health and letting them gradually get worse. Here are four signs that you need to go to a dentist.

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You Don’t Remember The Last Time You Went

When was the last time you went to the dentist? If it’s been over a year or if you worryingly can’t remember, then you definitely need to be going. As any other medical appointment goes, you should be attending the dentist every year for an annual check-up. This is something that will help to ensure you are looking after your teeth according to your dentist’s suggestions and that any problems can be resolved. Not remembering the last time you went to the dentist is a little worrying because who knows what state your teeth might be in now? Some might not feel or see any difference in their teeth, but that doesn’t mean everything is healthy. It’s a good idea to always keep up a regular trip to your dentist and go as a household if you need some encouragement.

There’s Regular Bleeding

The occasional bleeding of your gums is usually down to you brushing too hard, but if you’ve got regular bleeding happening, then this is certainly a cause for concern. However, not many people choose to go to an emergency dentist over bleeding gums. But wouldn’t you be concerned if you were bleeding on parts of your body that shouldn’t be bleeding? Just because this is happening, it doesn’t mean you should be dismissing it or ignoring it. Go to the dentist straight away if you’ve got a lot of blood coming out when you spit.

Hot & Cold Sensitivity

A lot of us can have sensitive teeth, and this is caused by the enamel on your teeth wearing down. It’s something that is likely to happen over time, and the amount of sugar and fizzy drinks can affect the quality of that enamel. Enamel acts as a shield against your tooth, and when it’s compromised, you can get sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. If you’re feeling the sensitivity levels are getting worse, then it might be time to see the dentist to enquire about why this might be and what can be done to help reduce the pain you’re feeling.

Any Grinding Or Clicking

There are a few habits that your mouth might have that would suggest you go to a dentist. The grinding of your teeth for instance, can wear down the teeth and also make them vulnerable to sensitivity and erosion. Clicking is also a common sign that you might want to get your teeth checked out, just to make sure it’s nothing serious.

Going to the dentist is a must, so don’t put it off, no matter how nervous you may be to go. You’ll definitely thank yourself for it.

12 thoughts on “Four Signs You Need To Go To The Dentist

  1. Haha! No. 1 is quite funny.. My mother is a dentist so I should know such things. Guys, visiting your dentist is investing in your future. belive me on this.

    1. I totally agree but I fear to visit a dentist because of a few bad experiences in the past, but I know that oral health is very vital.

  2. Even though my sister and her husband are both dentists, I still don’t go see them regularly. I have this irrational fear of seeing dentists and sitting on a dental chair makes me break out in sweat. Maybe because I was traumatized when I had an impacted molar and had to undergo dental surgery. I do mind my oral health to avoid having to make an appointment with my sister.

    1. I very well relate to this, quite in a young age I had a bad experience with a dentist while getting my braces done and it leading to a severe infection, since then the thought alone dreads me, although even I maintain my oral hygiene well

  3. I go every 6 months on the button because my teeth are a bit weak because of years of bulimia and anorexia. It’s best to keep your mouth healthy because the longer you leave it, the more likely you are to have expensive problems.

  4. I have constantly sensitive teeth (it sucks). I usually go to the dentist every 6 months unless there’s an issue in between.

  5. Thank you so much for the information, my gum started to bleed recently, I will get it checked by the dentist next week.

  6. I always make sure to visit my dentist regularly. I don’t want to lose my teeth coz I felt lazy or something. My teeth won’t grow anymore!

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