It’s something we were all forced to do every six months as children yet something so many of us fail to follow through with as adults: visiting the dentist on a regular basis. Whether you choose to blame a busy work schedule, a hectic family life or a demanding social schedule, one thing’s for sure – we should all make time for the dentist, or we might seriously regret it later in life.
Just because you brush your teeth twice a day and floss a few times a week doesn’t mean you’re exempt from making a visit to the dentist. If your teeth aren’t properly cleaned at least once a year, you run the risk of serious health issues like gum disease, coronary artery disease and dementia.
If you think you’ve waited too long to visit your dentist, you probably have. And, chances are, you’ve probably recognized at least one of the following symptoms of poor oral health. If you’re experiencing any of the signs below, you need to make a dentist appointment right away!
1. Tooth Pain
It’s incredibly hard to ignore tooth pain. When a toothache hits, you’re willing to do anything to get it treated. It’s obvious there’s something wrong if you’re experiencing tooth pain but it might be more serious than you think. Even if the pain resides after a day or two, you still need to see your dentist. Your body may have fought off the infection but the root cause of it still remains.