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Are you busy? Honestly, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that you are. It’s a normal part of life. But through all the chaos, do you still make time for your teeth? Of course, this includes taking a few minutes every day to brush and floss but it’s also very important to visit your dentist once every six months for a routine checkup. In fact, patients who neglect their checkups can be surprised by what a dentist finds. If you haven’t visited your dentist for the last six months, we recommend going soon. Today, we’re happy to list a few ideas on when you should visit your dentist—regardless of when you saw one last.

If your mouth is hurting, you should visit your dentist, regardless of whether the pain is in your jaw, teeth, gums, neck, or face. Similarly, if your teeth are sensitive to temperature, it may be because your enamel has worn down. Similarly if you have recurring headaches, your dentist may be able to help.

Typically, your teeth will heal quickly, so if they don’t you should probably contact your dentist soon. For instance, if your gums bleed when you clean them or are swollen, you may be suffering from gum disease. Similarly, you should contact your dentist if you have sores that are slow to heal.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are eager to hear from you.