It can be boring to go to the dentist for regular check-ups, we realize. But it’s required. Oral hygiene is important to your overall health and it can lead to unnecessary problems if you neglect it for long periods of time.

If in a while you haven’t been to a dentist and start noticing these four signs, do a favor for yourself and don’t overlook them.

  • Toothaches

Okay, let’s just state the obvious. If you’re feeling pain in your teeth – or even your jaw – it is probably smart to get it checked out by a professional. We can’t stress enough how much early detection and preventive care works best when it comes to your teeth.

The longer you ignore the pain and discomfort, the more serious the problem may become.

  • Sensitivity to Hot or Cold

It’s common knowledge that sensitivity to cold food and drink is indicative of a cavity. But it’s a lesser-known fact that sensitivity to hot food and beverages is just as dangerous. You may feel tempted to bravely wait out the few seconds it takes for your teeth to recover from that uncomfortable explosion of pain – but here’s a word of advice: if you let your cavities unattended, they’ll grow and lead to painful root canals, abscess, or other serious injuries.

  • You Have Bad Breath

Bad breath can be caused by unhealthy dental hygiene. But if you are consistently taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing regularly and still have bad breath, it could mean bad news. Sometimes, bad breath may point at gingivitis – a disease that can lead to an even worse condition called periodontitis. Trust us; you don’t want to lose your teeth over this. It’s better to just book an appointment now.

  • You Have White Spots on Your Teeth

If you notice that certain teeth have started developing white spots – DO NOT IGNORE IT. These spots commonly indicate the beginning of tooth decay. This is dangerous in itself because tooth decay can sometimes go unnoticed and have no symptoms; which is why it is so important to see your dentist regularly.

If you are in Scottsdale and are searching for a friendly, professional environment to help with your dental needs, please contact us and call us today at (480) 867-1727. You don’t have to suffer on your own!