The Best 4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Immediately

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Visiting a dentist regularly is the best way to identify any minor issues and take care of them before they become major problems. Even so, it’s easy to get out of the habit of making an appointment. If any of these situations apply to you, now is the time to contact your dentist and make an appointment for as soon as possible.

You Can’t Remember Your Last Appointment

When did you see a dentist last? Was it two or three years ago? Perhaps it was even longer since the last checkup. That is something that needs to be corrected now.

Dental checkups are nothing to take lightly. Many people find that things like slightly discolored gums, first signs of a cavity, and other issues are discovered during an annual checkup. Since you’ve not had one in some time, there could be issues present that have escaped your notice. Now is the right time to find out about them and start taking action before things get worse.

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There’s a Pain That Comes and Goes

You had a toothache last weekend, but it felt a lot better by Monday morning. The fact that the pain went away does not mean there is no problem. It’s more likely that the pain will be back and not fade out again. Something is wrong and it needs attention now. You’ll find that Markham dentists are familiar with discomfort that seems to come and go, and will know exactly what sort of tests are needed. One quick treatment and the underlying cause will be eliminated.

Your Teeth Don’t Pass the Tissue Test

You suspected that your teeth were not as white as they were in years past. A friend suggests you hold a white tissue up to your mouth and find out if there is a difference. Sure enough the tissue proves there is quite a bit of yellowing present.

Whitening treatments combined with evaluations will get rid of the stains. There are treatments that can be done in the office. Alternatively, the dentist may provide you with a home kit that will help. Careful monitoring by the dental professional will ensure your teeth are restored to a natural white that improves your appearance.

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You Just Sustained a Direct Hit

Perhaps you feel and hit your mouth on something hard. Maybe you were playing a game and sustained a direct hit by a baseball or a hockey puck. While you think the only issue is swollen lips, have you thought about your teeth? Even if they only seem to be a little loose, that’s grounds for calling a dentist immediately.

Any accident with enough force to loosen your teeth could have serious consequences. It’s not outside the realm of possibility that some of those teeth will need help to settle naturally back into the gums. Without that help, you could end up losing one or more teeth.

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Whether you have a noticeable problem or haven’t had your teeth checked in some time, call us today. You’ll find that our reputation for excellence ensures that we will find any issue present and have the right solution.

Andrea Galick

Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.

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