What Is The Right Time To See A Dentist?

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Instead of regretting later, we should all take time out from our busy schedule to visit a dentist. Oral health is very necessary for a person to stay healthy and it shouldn’t be ignored at any cost. Ignoring a dentist appointment is very common for us; we often blame our tight work schedule, hectic family life, or demanding social circle for not visiting a dentist.

We often feel that brushing and flossing twice a day exempt us from going to a dental specialist. This practice is extremely wrong, in order to maintain oral health one need to visit a dentist every six months and once a year get your teeth cleaned to eliminate the chance of getting chronic gum diseases and dementia.

Following are some of the symptoms that indicate poor oral hygiene and should give you a wakeup call to visit your nearest dentist now.


It is one of the obvious signs that indicate that it’s time to visit a dentist now. Even if the pain lasts for two days and then subside you still need to go to a dentist. Your body may have fought off the bacteria but the root of the problem might still be hidden.

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Swollen Gums

Inflamed gums are a sign that the plague is accumulated under the gum line which is dangerous than a plague on a tooth. If this is not treated earlier it may result in a loss of a tooth.

Spots On Teeth

If you observe white spot on teeth, it indicates the symptom of infection in a tooth; in which enamel starts to dissolve as a result of acid produced by bacteria. Decaying of teeth usually occurs with no symptoms at all that’s why we recommend you to book a dentist’s appointment regularly.

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If you experience sensitivity by eating anything hot or cold it’s time to book an appointment with a dental specialist immediately. Sensitivity occurs after a dental decay when decay makes its way into the nerves and blood vessels. It’s better if you get your cavity filled as soon as possible to avoid something serious to happen.


If you experience canker sores in your mouth once in a while it’s normal. If you suffer from the one that doesn’t go away then you need to visit a dental specialist as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to book an appointment especially if sores are followed by consistent pain and high fever.

Other symptoms that might be an indication for you to see a dentist includes dry mouth, Toothache accompanied with a headache, Bad breath and constant metallic taste in a mouth. Get your teeth checked because of oral hygiene as important as overall hygiene of the body.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.

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