Cleanings and exams are crucial to keeping your mouth healthy. Besides these six-month checkups, are there any other times you should visit your dentist?

Dry Mouth
Does your mouth continuously feel dry? Saliva helps fight cavity-causing bacteria in our mouth. If you experience dry mouth, it is a good idea to speak to your dentist.

Issues with your gums
Your mouth is more than just teeth. Your gums can also be affected by bacteria and plaque. If you notice your gums are inflamed, bright red, or bleed after you brush or floss, contact your dentist or periodontist.

Sensitivity or Pain
Sensitive teeth or a painful tooth should be addressed with your dentist. These issues tend to be associated with dental health problems.

If you would like to read more reasons that warrant a trip to the dentist’s office, click here.

Do you notice any dental health issues that you have not addressed with your dentist? If so, feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gradeless in Fishers, IN.