Life can get busy, and before you know it, it has been over 6 months since your last dentist appointment. Going to the dentist should be routine just like a doctor checkup. However, it’s common for people to not make an appointment unless something is wrong. If you’re questioning whether you need to make a dentist appointment, here are the top signs it’s time to call us at Goodall Family Dentistry:
- Aching Gums and/or Teeth – Aching gums and teeth is a sure sign that it’s time to make a dentist appointment. This can be a sign of sensitivity, tooth decay, or bruxism (typically caused by grinding).
- Constant Bad Breath – If you are experiencing constant bad breath, you should consult your dentist. Your bad breath can be caused by more than just consuming certain foods. Bad breath may be caused by poor oral hygiene, tobacco, gum disease, or something else.
- Mouth Sores – Mouth sores occurring is common. However, if your sore has not dissolved in a couple of weeks, you should consider visiting your dentist for further inspection.
- Bleeding Gums – If your gums bleed when you floss, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease due to excess plaque buildup.
- Chipped or Damaged Tooth – If any of your teeth have been chipped or damaged, you want to have your teeth inspected immediately. Your dentist can likely resolve the problem before it gets worse.
We hope this guide has helped you determine if you need to schedule a dentist appointment. If you have any questions regarding problematic issues you may be facing, please contact us at Goodall Family Dentistry today.