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No Time Like Now for a Professional Dental Checkup

Posted by Dr. Bird on Mar 11 2022, 11:50 AM

A regular dental checkup prevents serious dental illnesses. The dentist starts with a close examination of your teeth. They look for issues such as plaque, tartar, or cavities in the teeth. They provide corrective treatments and take certain steps to prevent them from occurring in the future. 

Is This the Time for Dental Checkup?

One should look for the following indications: 

Toothache or Gum Pain

Human teeth would not just cause pain as they are incredibly strong. If there is pain, then it is cause for concern. 

The pain with the gum or tooth suggests that there is an underlying problem with your oral health. Your gums might have become infected or your tooth is decayed or fractured. A damaged filling also results in toothache. 

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums signify periodontal disease. This could be caused by the formation of plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums. It is important to visit the dentist in this situation as a thorough cleaning could treat it. But additional dental problems would arise if you let the gum bleed. 

Discolored Teeth

The change in the color of the teeth is not always natural. Discolored teeth tend to lower your self-confidence. If you had discolored teeth, you would think twice before eating, laughing, or engaging with other people. It is better to seek dental help through teeth whitening procedures. 

Sensitivity to Hot and Cold Foods

A person shouldn't experience oral pain while enjoying cold or hot beverages and foods. Therefore, something is wrong with your oral health if you start to experience pain when consuming foods of varying temperatures. 

A weakened tooth enamel or cavities can lead to tooth sensitivity. The dentist helps to clear all such problems during the dental visit. 

Why Is It Important?

A professional dental checkup offers many health benefits such as the following: 

  • One can diagnose and treat problems as they begin.
  • Gum diseases can be prevented.
  • It helps in locating underlying health issues and having them treated before they worsen.
  • It treats bad breath and gives you peace of mind. 
  • Oral cancer could be detected early. 

Schedule an appointment with Paradise Family Dental for professional cleaning and examination. We are located at 4900 Paradise Way, Suite 104, West Richland, WA 99353. Contact us at (509) 581-0626 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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