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When do you think you should visit the dentist? Is it important to schedule an appointment more often than every six months? We believe that you should visit our practice at the first sign of trouble. Often, this can save you money, pain, and time. Here are a few things you should look for:

Sensitivity: If your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold, your dentist may be able to help. Usually, sensitivity to hot or cold—which may feel just like a painful tooth—is caused by flawed dental filling or a cavity. It can also be caused by plaque build-up. Fortunately, if any of these problems are to blame, a dentist may be able to help alleviate your discomfort.            

Your Breath: Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be the result of several factors, including your diet, a sinus infection, periodontal disease, or even some medications. Bad breath is most frequently caused by gum disease and plaque build-up are the most common causes. Some solutions, such as breath mints can help cover bad breath, but they can also mask a more serious problem.

Common Headaches: If you suffer from migraines or headaches, a dentist may be able to help.  In fact, small bite and jaw problems are often the cause of your headaches. Other problems, like teeth grinding, can also lead to headaches. Fortunately, there are a variety of dental appliances that can help you alleviate this discomfort.

Please contact us today if you are interested in learning more about the reasons you should visit your dentist.