That trip to the dentist is often an adventure one may not look forward to. Dental hygiene plays a big role in our overall health and it’s essential that routine visits become part of our busy schedules. It is recommended to have a check-up every 6 to 12 months. Sometimes one can overlook the little signs that mean a trip to the dentist is required. While many issues can be prevented, failing to visit the dentist frequently can mean these overlooked issues lead to serious health concerns.
Signs to look out for
If you experience the following issues, it can be a sign that you are well overdue for a day at the dentist.
- Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold; Your gums are puffy and/or they bleed when you brush or floss.
- You have persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth; Your mouth is often dry.
These are only a few examples but if you notice any changes or abnormal symptoms, it is vital that you get it checked out with your dentist. Our team of professionals will be able to identify any symptoms or concerns that indicate a serious health issue may soon surface.
Should you still see your dentist if you have no symptoms?
In short, yes! It’s crucial to see your dentist even if you don’t have any visible symptoms as you may still have oral health problems that only they will be able identify or diagnose. Regular dental visits will also help prevent problems from developing down the track.
Continual oral maintenance is a key part of any health plan and dental health is no exception. Not only is it crucial for your oral health but is an essential part of nurturing your overall wellbeing.
If it has been a while since your last trip to the dentist, now is the time to start with your frequent visits. Our practice brings innovative, state-of-the-art treatment to the Central Coast. The warm and welcoming experience made possible through the friendly nature of our staff makes each and every patient feel comfortable and relaxed through the entirety of their visit. Find out more on (02) 4381 1888