Has it been a while since you’ve been to the dentist? Perhaps you’ve been suffering from tooth or gum pain?
There are many signs that it’s time for you to visit the dentist, and they shouldn’t be ignored. Just like most health issues, the longer you put off treatment, the worse the problem becomes.
When it comes to oral health care, prolonged negligence can lead to a permanent loss of teeth, dangerous infections, and more. We don’t want to see that happen to you.
Keep reading for five signs that indicate when to see the dentist.
1. Broken or Chipped Teeth
A cracked, broken, or chipped tooth can be painful, especially at the time of the incident. However, just because the initial pain goes away, it doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods yet.
For example, let’s say you bit down too hard on a jaw-breaker candy and chipped a tooth. Not a huge deal, unless there are underlying cracks (which is quite likely). Over time, those cracks will worsen.
Eventually, you could lose a large chunk of your tooth while chewing. This will lead to other oral health concerns down the road.
Cavities and tooth decay are two major issues dictating when to visit the dentist. Typically, these issues only get worse, particularly if you eat and/or drink a lot of sugary foods and beverages.
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