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When you hear the words dentist and dentistry, what comes to your mind first? Most probably the first things that would come to your mind are painful and long procedures, unpleasant experience, terrifying sharp needles, bitter tasting and numbing anesthesia, so on and so forth. Visiting a dentist can seem to be a sort of nightmare or torture for some people, most especially for kids. Because we refuse to visit a dentist, a simple tooth problem can develop into a more serious case. But this should not be the case. You need to visit a dentist at least once or twice every year to ensure optimal dental health. Here are a few reasons why you should set an appointment with a dentist on a regular basis.
You have a toothache
No man is tough enough to ignore a toothache. When a toothache strikes, even the strongest and toughest man on earth can feel its extreme pain. A toothache coupled with the swelling of the mouth, neck, and face can be a sign of a number of dental problems. It is an indication that something more serious than just the pain is happening. That is why, even if the pain goes away after taking a pain reliever or after a few days, you still need to have your teeth checked by a dentist to know what causes the pain and to treat it before it gets worst.
You need routine check up
Even if you seem to have a healthy oral cavity and even if you have not experienced any symptoms of a dental problem, it is still recommended that you see a dentist for routine check up on a regular basis, at least once or twice a year. Not all dental problems show visible and noticeable signs and symptoms until they get worse. Through routine checkup, your dentist can be able to determine any possible dental problem before it even starts to develop.
You've got white spots on teeth
White spots and discoloration on teeth are the earliest stages of tooth decay. Tooth decay is a type of dental infection that causes the enamel to dissolve in response to the increasing amount of acid in the teeth. The acid is being produced by bacteria.
Your gums are inflamed
If your gums are inflamed, swollen, or puffy, you absolutely have to see a dentist as this can be a sign of periodontitis or gingivitis.
Your teeth get too sensitive
It is normal for our teeth to feel sensitive at times but if the sensitivity gets more intense and frequent you will have to see a dentist. Sensitivity can signal a problem in your dental health. Most often, dentists use magnification optical aids like the dental loupes to have better visual acuity.
Dental loupes are magnification devices that enlarge everything that the dentists see within their field of view, allowing them to see even the slightest problem more clearly, closely, and precisely. Through the use of dental magnification loupes, the dental professional can be able to identify what makes your teeth too sensitive and suggest an appropriate treatment to treat the existing symptoms as early as possible.