The next time you meet a person with great teeth, ask them how they maintain their healthy teeth and gums. No doubt, the response will include preventative care at home and regular trips to the dentist. Brushing, cleaning, flossing and professional check-ups are essential for a lifetime of oral health. But what about those times in between? How do you know when it's a tooth emergency? For what reasons should you call a dentist?
At Morrin Dental, we invite you to call anytime. No fear or concern is too small for our staff. We are here to help you feel confident about your smile and as pain-free as possible. For starters, here are 5 signs you should see a dentist in Newcastle:
My teeth are sensitive
Tooth decay is often the culprit to sensitivity. Reduce consumption of acidic foods, beer, and wine until you are able to see a dentist. The sooner you see a dentist, the better.
My breath is awful but I just brushed
Consistent bad breath and/or a regularly bad taste in your mouth is a symptom of gingivitis. If you do not see a dentist, gingivitis can result in losing your tooth.
My gums are inflamed and/or bleeding
Inflamed and bleeding gums often indicate plaque build-up. If left untreated, it can develop into serious oral diseases - some of which result in tooth loss.
Sometimes I try not to smile in public
Being ashamed of our teeth and smile can impede relationships and lead to isolation. Our staff is dedicated to discussing your fears, dislikes, and realistic hopes for your smile. Read about the many services our office offers here.
I've never seen this in my mouth before
If you find an atypical spot, sore, or discoloration in your mouth, have a professional take a look. It is better to find there's no reason for concern, rather than wait for some months and realise you could have prevented something worse.
If at any time you find these words on your tongue, please contact us. We look forward to walking you through a lifetime of oral health.