Good dental health equals overall good health. The condition of your teeth and gums can impact just about every body part, including circulatory, digestive, reproductive, respiratory systems and your mental & emotional state too. Often reasons that make you visit your dentist include:
1. A Toothache: Occurs when there’s an infection that forces you to visit a dentist, whether you like it or not because unless the root cause is ironed out, the pain persists.
2. Regular Dental Checkups – Getting a checkup done at least once a year helps catch dental and oral problems early before it turns chronic.
3. Inflamed Gums: Inflamed gums are caused by hardened plaque that has accumulated under your gum line, a sign of gingivitis or periodontitis
4. White Spots on Teeth – White spots on your teeth are the first signs of dental decay, hence regular dentist appointments are critical.
5. Teeth Sensitivity – If you’re experiencing increased sensitivity to heat and cold, tooth decay is a possibility and must be treated early.
6. Canker sores – can be persistent and can cause high fever and pain that needs immediate attention of a dentist.
7. Bad Breath: Bad breath is one of the first signs of gingivitis, that can lead to periodontitis if left untreated and further to tooth loss.
8. Dry Mouth: Unexplained dry mouth symptoms are an indication of bacterial infection in the mouth and calls for dentist checkup.
9. Headaches – Frequent headaches are a sign of dental problem due to the grinding of teeth. Wearing night guard helps to alleviate this pain as advised by your dentist.
10. Bad bite – With crowded or misaligned teeth/jaw, your chewing, and speech get affected.