If you crack your tooth, you probably know that you should visit a dentist. You probably also understand that it’s important to visit a dental office once every six months. Still, there are many lesser-known circumstances that you should make a dental visit for. To help you, we’re happy to list a few other ideas on why you should consider scheduling an appointment.
We recommend visiting your dentist soon if you have a medical condition. The health of your body and the health of your teeth are intertwined, so your dentist may be able to do something to help you cope with some conditions. For example, we recommend visiting your dentist if you have diabetes, an eating disorder, or cardiovascular disease. Please contact your dentist or your doctor to learn more about how a dentist can help with certain conditions.
If you notice something in your mouth that’s simply doesn’t feel right, a dental appointment could help. For example, if you have a sore (such as a canker sore or a cold sore) that lasts for more than a week or two, a dentist can help you. There can be many reasons for these sores, such as infection, bacteria, fungus, a virus, or irritation from braces or dentures.
Similarly, if you would like less nausea and less discomfort during your pregnancy, we recommend visiting your dentist. Are you hesitant? Have you heard that dental care is dangerous for a pregnant mother and her child? Fortunately, neither of these rumors is true. In fact, you should also visit your dentist while you are pregnant. Sadly, some dental problems may worsen during pregnancy. Fortunately, dental treatments are safe during pregnancy at any time—though, it is best to have dental treatment during pregnancy. In fact, research indicates that some women who have dental work during their second trimester have fewer issues with nausea and discomfort than others.
If you would like to learn more about whether or not you need to see a dentist, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you have!