When Should I Go See a Dentist? 

Oct 9 2021

Going to the dentist twice a year for a check-up and a cleaning is highly recommended. So if it’s been a while since you last visited your dentist, don’t hesitate to make an appointment! While you should plan to see your dentist every six months, you may also want to schedule an appointment with your dentist if you’re experiencing any of the following—


If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, tenderness, discomfort, or sensitivity in your mouth that has lasted for more than a day or two, it’s time to see a dentist. Pain and discomfort could be caused by any number of complications.

Your Gums Don’t Look Good

Have your gums been bleeding when you brush or floss? Are they looking red, swollen, and inflamed? This could be a sign of inflammation or even something more serious, like gum or dental bone disease. 

Your Teeth Are Preventing You From Eating

Not being able to eat because of something going on in your mouth isn’t normal. If missing teeth, tooth pain, gum pain, or something else is preventing you from being able to enjoy your food as you should, you should think about seeing your dentist to find a remedy as soon as possible. 

You Don’t Feel Confident in Your Smile

Even if you’re not experiencing physical pain or discomfort, if you’re not confident in your smile because of missing teeth, chipped teeth, tooth discoloration, or something else, you should think about seeing a dentist. Cosmetic dentistry today is amazing, and can transform your smile from one you’re self-conscious about into one that you love. 

You’ve Had Cosmetic Dental Work Done

Of course, if you’ve had any dental work done—such as dental implants, dental crowns, teeth shaping, dental veneers, or anything else—it’s important to see your dentist regularly to ensure that there are no issues. 

You’re Receiving Medical Treatment for Something Else

If you are getting medical treatment for something else, such as diabetes, cancer, or even pregnancy, looping your dentist in is important. In many cases, a dentist can contribute to your medical plan and help to prevent gum disease that could further complicate your health. Talk to both your doctor and your dentist to learn more. 

Making an Appointment at Distinctive Dental Solutions

If you know that it’s time to see a dentist, you can easily make an appointment at Distinctive Dental Solutions. All you need to do is call our office directly. You can also learn more about our services and our dentist by visiting our website and filling out our online contact form. Get in touch today!



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