Is It Time For You To Visit The Dentist? – 5 Questions

Posted on: April 16, 2018

Whether you are new to life or wise and eighty-five years old, oral health and taking care of your teeth is vital for your survival and everyday well-being, in other words, visit the dentist regularly.  It is important to start going to the dentist as soon as your first tooth comes in. All parents need to take their children to get checked by a dentist as soon as teething starts to kick in. Learning how to take care of your oral health from a young age is imperative for life.  

5 Questions To Ask Yourself, Before Visiting A Dentist

  1. When did your child’s teeth start growing in? As soon as you see them sprout, schedule an appointment for your child to see a qualified dentist.

  2. Is there any pain originating in your mouth? If this is the case, then it is possible that you may have a cavity.  Cavities happen when plaque builds up around teeth and then later causes tartar and calcification—which destroy teeth and enamel. If you have any pain, brush and floss your teeth, keep them clean, take ibuprofen or an over-the-counter prescription pain medication, if the pain is unbearable and does not let up after a few days—see a dentist immediately.

  3. Have you seen a dentist in the last six months? If you have not been to a dentist in over six months, then now is a good time to visit a dentist.  The good thing about teeth is that problems can be spotted well in advance. If you visit a dentist at least every six months than you can limit future costs and procedures.  Taking care of your teeth now rather than later will save you a lot of money and time.

  4. Are your teeth utterly sensitive? If your teeth are keeping you from enjoying your everyday life, then you need to see a dentist to ease your issue. You should not have to put up with pain, the dentist is properly trained to alleviate your oral health ailments.

  5. Do you have facial and jaw pain? If you do, it is wise to start with visiting a dentist who can refer you to other oral health specialists who can treat your condition before it gets worse.  Remember, when it comes to teeth and oral health, the sooner you treat the problem, the less you will end up spending in the long run.

Listen To Your Body And Visit Our Huntington Beach Dental Office Every Six-Months

We can’t stress enough how important it is to visit the dentist and maintain a healthy relationship with him or her.  This will help you become informed about your own oral health and help you gauge what steps and treatments you need in order to keep your teeth the healthiest they have ever been.

Teeth take awhile to show signs of damage, this is why visiting Legacy Dental Care every six months is sufficient to properly upkeep your mouth health throughout the year.

Request a dental appointment here: or call Legacy Dental Care at (714) 893-8517 for an appointment in our Huntington Beach dental office.

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