3 Signs that You Need to See a Dentist

Here at the office of G.R. Sheumaker Jr., DDS, we want to help you keep your teeth as healthy as possible. In order to maintain good dental health, you should see a dentist at least once every six months, and also come in for a “sick” visit if you notice any of the following three signs:

  1. Bleeding- If your gums bleed after you brush or floss your teeth, you should arrange to see a dentist as soon as possible to get the issue checked out. This is an early sign of gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss if it goes untreated for too long. Gum disease is entirely treatable with the right intervention, and you should consult a dentist to learn how to counter its effects.
  2. Dry Mouth- Another sign that you should see a dentist is dry mouth. A healthy mouth will always be lubricated by saliva, which helps wash away food particles and neutralize acids that could damage your teeth if left in contact with the enamel for an extended period. If you’ve noticed that your mouth has become unusually dry, we encourage you to protect your teeth by consulting a dentist about what’s going on and how to fix it.
  3. Loose or Damaged Teeth- Lastly, you should consult a dentist immediately if any teeth in your mouth become loose or damaged. Your adult teeth should last a lifetime, so any shifting, chips, or cracks are a serious cause for concern. Our team is here to help you figure out what’s going on and prevent further damage.