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When we are kids we always seem to magically appear at the doctor’s and the dentist once or twice a year for a checkup, and it is a routine which we keep up for years and years during our teens due to our Mum or Dad booking the appointments for us. However by the time we turn 18-19 years old and we become more independent, the idea of a doctor’s or a dentist trip seems to be a distant memory. But there will be times during your adult life when you need to visit the dentist once more, and these are the the signs which tell you that you need a trip to the dentist.
You always have sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth can be described as teeth which have a painful reaction to food which is too cold, too hot, too sweet or even too sour. When it comes to sensitive teeth it is often something to do with your oral health and it can also be something which you can prevent and change by taking a visit to the dentist for a checkup. If you have never had sensitive teeth before and you are suddenly suffering from them, make sure that you make an appointment to find out what’s going on.
You have plaque which you can’t remove
Plaque and tartar are both things which no one wants to have in their mouth and it can make your teeth start to rot, your breath to smell and they can cause tooth loss if not removed. If you have been neglecting your oral care a little bit and you can no longer get the plaque off your teeth, a trip to the dentist is definitely in need. You can get a hygienist to clean your teeth professionally and it can actually be advisable to do this once a year or so to maintain the health of your gnashers.
You have a hole in your tooth
There might come a time in your adult life when your teeth start to weaken, and those years of eating chocolate and pizza every weekend will eventually take a toll on your teeth. Developing a cavity in your tooth can be a hugely uncomfortable and awkward situation and you can struggle to eat and drink as normal with the root of your tooth exposed. Think about visiting the dentist and you might even be able to get a crown fitted to the tooth which will protect it in the future.
Your gums bleed when you brush your teeth
When you find that your gums are bleeding whenever you brush your teeth, it can be a sign that you are starting to suffer from gum disease. It in incredibly important that you use a medicated mouthwash as soon as possible such as Corsodyl, but also make sure to book an appointment with your dentist to diagnose the disease so that you can get the right treatment and oral health care plan to make your teeth healthy once more.
You are pregnant
If you have just found out that you are pregnant, you are likely feeling on top of the world and you are ready to enjoy the next few months of your life bathing in that pregnancy glow. However as you know you will need to visit the doctor to make sure you are in good health and to also find out what things you can and can’t do during the pregnancy. But one thing you might not have thought about is visiting your dentist to check that your mouth is in good health too. It might seem like something unrelated, but any small infection you have in your body throughout your pregnancy can affect the baby if you don’t manage it.