It is recommended to visit the dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings, however, this may vary depending on someone’s dental health needs. For example, people with high risk of dental disease like smokers and diabetics may need to visit the dentist every three or four months.
Although most problems that occur within your mouth are not typically emergencies and can wait for appointments, we recommend getting in touch if you are in pain or unsure what to do. Here at Neo Dental, we want to help!
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The Canadian Dental Association's quick guide to common dental problems:
Warning Sign: Bad breath that doesn't go away
The Problem: The cause might be gum disease, food, drinking, smoking, medicine you are taking or a health condition. If you cannot get rid of bad breath with daily brushing and flossing, see your dentist.
Warning Sign: Your gums bleed when you brush or floss
The Problem: If you just started to floss, a little bleeding is normal. But if you bleed almost every time you brush or floss your teeth, see your dentist.
Warning Sign: Dry Mouth
The Problem: For women, menopause may be the cause. It is also a side effect of many common medicines. It does not feel good and it can make dental problems worse. You need to tell your dentist if you have this problem.
Warning Sign: A tooth that is a little bit loose
The Problem: A loose tooth could be caused by gum disease or by a blow to the mouth. In any case, it is a serious problem. You should see your dentist.
Warning Sign: A sore mouth
The Problem: A sore mouth might be caused by false teeth that don't fit well. It could also be from leaving false teeth in overnight. "Burning mouth syndrome" is a problem that affects some older women. Not eating the right kind of food may also be the cause.
Warning Sign: Bleeding that you can't explain, Mouth sores that don't heal in 7 to 10 days, White or red patches in your mouth, Feeling numb or sore inside your mouth
The Problem: These symptoms may be signs of oral cancer. See your dentist right away.
Warning Sign: Teeth that are sensitive to Hot, Cold, Sweetness, Pressure
The Problem: Teeth can become sensitive all of a sudden, or it can happen over time. In most cases, this kind of pain means something is wrong. Check with your dentist.
Remember, if you are unsure or worried about your dental health, please get in touch with us. Dr. Steve Thordarson & the Neo Dental Staff are here to help!