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If you do everything right—brush twice a day, floss and visit your dentist every six months-you’re doing a great job. But, did you know that what you are doing might not be enough. Arguably there is nothing you can do that is more important for your oral health than cleaning it well. But, there are other times when it’s important to visit your dentist.

For example, if your mouth is hurting, you should visit your dentist, regardless of whether the pain is in your jaw, teeth, gums, neck, or face. Similarly, if your teeth are sensitive to temperature, it may be because your enamel has worn down. Similarly if you have recurring headaches, your dentist may be able to help.

Similarly, if your gums bleed when you clean them, you should visit your dentist soon. Despite what you’ve heard, this isn’t normal. In fact, if you notice swelling gums, you may also notice sensitivity, pain, or potentially the loss of your teeth. Similarly, if you have a sore that won’t heal you should visit your dentist. Mouths typically heal quickly, so when they don’t, you may need to schedule an appointment.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are eager to hear from you.