If you suffer a blow to the mouth and lose or break a tooth; or if you wake up in the middle of the night with a toothache or a swollen jaw, you will naturally make an appointment to see the dentist as soon as possible. And yes, when you have a problem, you should see the dentist as quickly as you can. But there are other times that you should see your dentist.
Obviously, you should see your dentist two times a year for your cleaning and examination. Your regular visits will allow your dentist to give your teeth a thorough cleaning, and check your mouth and teeth for things such as cavities or gum disease. If your dentist notices a problem with your oral health, he may want to see you more often than twice a year.
You should not leave your dentist out of the loop when you have life changes. If you become pregnant, not only should you tell your dentist, but your should also schedule an appointment. If you are diagnosed with a disease or a medical condition, particularly diabetes, you should let your dentist know, and he should consult with your primary care physician. You should tell your dentist about any medications you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements. If you notice blood when brushing or flossing, any pain or a change in color or texture in your teeth and mouth, you need to see your dentist.
Whether you have a problem with your oral health or not, you should always make time for your regular dental appointment. If you live in the Cleveland, Texas, area, our dentist, Dr. Brittany Greer, will be happy to see you. Call Cleveland Dental Associates at 281-592-5865 today to plan your visit!