Six Reasons You Should Visit Our General Dentists
Ideally, you should be doing three things to maintain your oral health.
- Brushing your teeth twice daily.
- Flossing between your teeth daily.
- Getting professional dental cleanings every six months.
We know that many of your reading this aren’t doing the second thing on the list. According to a recent survey by the American Dental Association, less than half of all people say they floss daily … and 20 percent of people say that they never floss.
That makes it even more important that you find a general dentist office that you trust with routine dental care. An office like Hillstream Dental (formerly Hubbard & Leath Dental).
Our dentists in Rochester Hills, MI, have decades of combined experience providing preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, we want to invite you to see what we can do.
In case you need some motivation to call us at 248-266-2528, here are six reasons you should visit the dentist soon!
1. Your Tooth Hurts
Your teeth should not be causing your pain for any reason.
Constant tooth soreness could be the result of a tooth infection. Increased tooth sensitivity could indicate tooth decay has started to develop or that you may have a crack in one of your teeth.
All of these are reasons to see a dentist sooner rather than later. It’s much better to treat these problems now than to deal with the consequences later.
2. You Feel Like You Should Hide Your Smile
When you laugh to feel like you should hide your mouth behind your hand?
When someone asks you to smile in a picture, do you show your teeth or keep your lips firmly closed?
When you dine with another person, do you feel the need to hide your mouth behind a napkin when you take a bite?
Any of these are signs that you are not happy with your smile. We can give you more confidence in your smile (and maybe in yourself, too) with the help of cosmetic care.
3. You are Pregnant
Becoming a mother is a big moment in your life, and if you are welcoming a child, congratulations.
During pregnancy, your body releases hormones that help your baby grow and develop in the womb. Unfortunately, those same hormones also help the bacteria that cause gum disease, and gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of premature birth.
This makes it all the more important to keep up your daily oral hygiene and regular professional dental check-ups.
4. Eating is Difficult
Your mouth is where you start digesting food. This is why biting and chewing food are so important. If you are having tooth pain or you are missing teeth, you may not be chewing your food as well as you should.
This can make it more difficult to break down your food so you can get the full benefits of its nutrients. We can repair your teeth or replace your missing teeth so you can eat without pain once again.
5. You Use Tobacco
We should say up front that we would strongly encourage you to quit if you are a tobacco user. We also know you are more likely to succeed if you have support. A good place to start is by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
In the meantime, it’s essential that you receive professional dental care. Tobacco use increases your risk of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. We will be looking for any signs or symptoms of these problems so you can get treated as soon as possible.
6. It’s been More Than 6 Months Since Your Last Checkup
You change the oil in your car or truck to keep it running, and your teeth are more important than your car. For that reason alone, you should have your mouth checked and cleaned.
Even if your mouth is perfectly healthy, routine checkups should be part of your dental hygiene routine. If your mouth is healthy, this will help you keep it that way. If there is a problem, this gives you a chance to get treatment before things get out of hand.
Don’t put off your next dental exam any longer. Call 248-266-2528 or contact Hillstream Dental online now to request an appointment. Our team wants you to keep your teeth intact and your mouth as healthy as it can be.