In a previous blog, we went over a few reasons why your six-month dental examinations are so important. But whether or not you make it a point to visit your dentist every six months or not, it’s important to know when to see your dentist in the meantime. That’s why your friends at White Smiles Family Dentistry have come up with this list of signs that you need dental services in Albertville:
#1. You have tooth pain.
Tooth pain is probably the most obvious sign that you need to visit your dentist, and it’s also one of the hardest to ignore. Even if the pain only lasts a couple of days, it’s a good idea to visit the dentist, as the underlying cause needs to be identified and treated before it gets worse.
#2. Your teeth are very sensitive to cold and hot.
Many people think that sensitivity is normal. After all, you can get toothpaste and mouthwashes designed for sensitive teeth, so it must be a common problem. However, it could also be an early indicator of tooth decay, so it’s important not to ignore it.
#2. Your mouth is constantly dry.
Dry mouth is another one of those common dental problems that people tend to just ignore or try to treat on their own, and while it’s common for some prescription medications to cause dry mouth, it’s important to see your dentist about it, especially if you aren’t sure what is causing it. Dry mouth can lead to many other dental issues as well, and your dentist will be able to help you find a solution or treatment option.
Although these are all great examples of when to visit your dentist, any time you are experiencing any kind of discomfort, discoloration or any other unusual problems, you’ll be much better off if you seek professional treatment right away. Schedule your appointment today!