When Is It Time to Get a Professional Dental Checkup?

When Is It Time to Get a Professional Dental Checkup?

Posted by Del Mar Family Dental Care on Oct 13 2021, 06:12 AM

A regular dental exam is essential for your oral health. It not only keeps your gums and teeth healthy but also ensures long-term health and hygiene. Therefore, it is critical to visit the dentist on a regular basis, at least once every six months, for a comprehensive checkup.

In this article, Dr. Seung Lee, DDS, and his team at Del Mar Family Dental Care in  Aurora, Colorado, explain why you should visit your dentist regularly and what dental issues they can address during a dental checkup.

  • Tooth or Gum Aches

According to the American Dental Association, toothaches are defined as pain in the mouth or jaw that typically suggests a cavity but may also reflect gum disease. A toothache is a sign of several dental problems and indicates that your teeth should be examined by a competent dentist.

  • Discolored or Stained Teeth

If you have stains on your teeth, do not think that this is a common occurrence. Teeth can become stained or discolored for many reasons, including underlying dental or overall health issues that can be identified by a dentist during your regular checkup. 

  • Loose Teeth

A loose tooth may be caused by an injury in some situations. In certain cases, osteoporosis (a condition that causes the bones to become weak) can decrease bone density and result in tooth mobility. Schedule an appointment immediately with your dentist if you have a loose tooth.

  • Dental Implant Issues 

If you have had any type of dental implant or cosmetic dental treatment done in the past, you must keep an eye on it and visit your dentist regularly to ensure no issues affect its functionality.

  • Sensitivity to Hot/Cold Food and Drinks

If you have discomfort while eating or drinking foods or beverages of different temperatures, your dental health is probably not in good shape. This may be due to the deterioration of the enamel. However, a cavity might also lead to sensitivity. Your dentist will be able to identify the underlying reason for tooth sensitivity and address it. 

  • Bleeding Gums

If your gums bleed frequently, this might be an indication of gingivitis. In other situations, you might experience bleeding gums because you are brushing too aggressively.

If this condition persists even after careful brushing, then it's time for you to visit your dentist for a checkup.

For more information on when to get a professional dental checkup, call Del Mar Family Dental Care at (303) 577-0062 or visit us at 797 Peoria St. Unit A, Aurora, CO 80011.

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