WHY AND WHEN TO VISIT A DENTIST?

Ideally a check up every 6 months at your Dental Clinic is recommended for a regular clean up and early detection of a disease/ condition followed by immediate treatment if required.

This helps prevent further progression and damage if attended to in initial stage.

Initial signs of disease/ condition which you should not overlook.

  • Pain (only sometimes)
  • Food Lodgement needing the use of toothpick
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bad breath
  • Headaches and head/neck facial muscle soreness
  • Locked Jaw /Clicking noise in jaw
  • Loose teeth
  • Gaps in between teeth
  • “Discoloured teeth” or “Yellow teeth”
  • Gum redness or swelling during pregnancy
  • Clenching or wearing teeth off
  • Constant cheek bites
  • Broken down /Sharp teeth
  • Frequent ulcers
  • Burning sensation in mouth
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Teeth developing sensitivity to hot/cold/sour/sweet foods

Apart from the above, people with the following should regularly visit the Dentist because they require special oral care.

  • Thyroid, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Cardiac Problems etc.
  • Habit of smoking or use of tobacco products