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4 Signs it’s Time to Visit the Dentist

Visiting the dentist is just as crucial as visiting any other doctor. Your oral health plays a role in your overall health, not to mention the effect it has on your appearance and confidence! If any of the following items apply to you, it’s time to schedule your next checkup. 



Tooth pain can be frustrating and uncomfortable. If you are experiencing a toothache or increased tooth sensitivity, call to schedule a visit. Your dentist will be able to diagnose the cause, and come up with a treatment plan to get you feeling better!


Dry Mouth 

Saliva is beneficial for many reasons. It promotes a healthy oral environment as well as helping to make it easier to chew, swallow and speak. If you are not producing enough saliva, you may be at a higher risk for oral infections, gum disease, and tooth decay. There are several ways to combat dry mouth but without discovering the underlying cause, you can be left vulnerable to health issues. Visit your dentist to find a solution that not only treats but prevents dry mouth.


It’s Been More Than 6 Months 

If it’s been more than six months since your last visit to the dentist, it’s time to go! Even if you have not been in years, your dentist would rather see you now than continue to wait because of fear or embarrassment. If fear is what’s been keeping you away, choose a dentist that is able to offer a light sedative such as nitrous oxide before a procedure.  A six-month dental schedule is so important for your overall health, even for infants that have just one tooth! Visiting a pediatric dental specialist is a great way to ensure your infant is off to a healthy start.


Bad Breath

Bad breath is expected sometimes, but there may be an underlying reason if it seems to continuously linger. You could be experiencing gum disease, tooth decay, or a variety of other dental conditions. Talk with your dentist about your persistent bad breath, so the cause can be determined and a solution found.


The best way to maintain healthy oral hygiene and help prevent future dental problems is to schedule your visits to Lindner Dental Associates every six months. If you are suffering from any of the above issues or something just doesn’t seem right in your mouth, give us a call. We will work to get you scheduled as soon as possible! Even if symptoms are not present but you know a dental visit is overdue, call us today. Delaying dental treatment may not only prolong discomfort but extend a treatment plan beyond what could have been a minor procedure.