Life is demanding and stressful, so it can be hard to find time in your weekly schedule to have regular check-ups with. We understand that going to the dentist can be a real pain – but that’s not all you’ll have to worry about if you keep putting it off. Have you noticed any reoccurring symptoms or feel guilty when you try and think when your last dental appointment was?
If so, then here are the 5 main signs that you need to have a check-up with a dental clinic.
1. Experiencing sensitive teeth
Have you recently sipped your morning coffee or gone to enjoy a scoop of ice cream – only to be greeted by a jolt of pain in your tooth? Tooth sensitivity is a common symptom related to tooth decay, brushing too hard, tooth enamel erosion, certain toothpastes and tooth decay. Instead of pushing through the pain, having a check-up with one of our dentists will be able to provide you with various treatments and solutions.
2. Having a constant toothache
Apart from being an obvious sign that you need to see a dentist, having a constant toothache is what can happen if you keep ignoring that sensitive tooth. Suffering from constant toothache can be due to a variety of reasons. These can include a broken tooth, a filling that’s been damaged, an abscess, an infection, grinding your teeth and even gum disease. The main thing to remember is – that toothache won’t go away and will only get worse.
3. Bleeding gums after brushing
This can be mostly a result of brushing your teeth too hard. However, if you’re not brushing that hard, experiencing any tenderness or noticing your gums still bleeding, then it’s time to see a dentist. If your teeth have a build-up of plaque, it can infect your gums and lead to the early symptoms of gum disease and gingivitis.
4. Constantly having bad breath
Having bad breath, also known as halitosis, is typical after eating foods with a strong taste such as onions and garlic. What isn’t typical is having constantly bad breath or a ‘funny’ taste in your mouth. Unless you’re constantly eating garlic and onions for every meal, it could be a sign of something more serious.
5. Constant tongue sores
Do you constantly notice an annoying pain on your tongue, the roof of your mouth or your inner cheek? A canker sore every now and then is common, but if you’re constantly noticing little white ‘bumps’ or small ulcers then it is recommended you consult with a dentist. It could be related to issues such as thrush, which is common in people suffering from diabetes due to their saliva containing high sugar levels.
If you suspect that you are suffering from any of these signs, book an appointment at our Blackburn dental clinic. With a personalised service, our friendly dentists at Suburban Smiles will be able to give you a diagnosis, provide treatment options and give you the best information for looking after your teeth.