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5 Signs That You Should Visit Your Dentist

5 signs that you should visit your dentist

Certain symptoms should be a cause for concern and trigger you to schedule an appointment at the dentist.
If you are currently managing a chronic condition like diabetes, oral symptoms can be a sign of something more serious.

Here are five signs that you should visit your dentist:


Bleeding after brushing

If your gums bleed after you brush or floss, it can be a sign that you are developing gum disease. Gum disease can lead to bone loss around the teeth. Other symptoms include swollen gums or discharge between your teeth and gums.


Receding gums


Receding gums can be a sign of gum disease. When your gums start to recede, they can show the sensitive roots of your teeth. The earlier you catch gum disease, the better.


Dry mouth

Dentists can tell what underlying health conditions you may have just by looking in your mouth. Having a dry mouth can be a sign of illness. Your dentist can suggest ways on how to lubricate your mouth.


Loose teeth


If you see that your teeth or moving or gaps are widening, contact your dentist. The movement of your teeth can suggest infection or bone loss.


Toothache


A toothache can be a sign of many things: a cavity, abscess, broken tooth, damaged filling or grinding your teeth. Dentists are knowledgeable on the root of the cause and can aid in fixing the underlying problem.


Ways to keep your mouth healthy

Brush at least twice a day for about two minutes each time.
Use a toothbrush with soft bristles; firm bristles can damage gums.
Floss once a day to clean away particles from between your teeth and below the gum line.
Ask your dentist if you should use a fluoride rinse to help prevent decay.
If you wear dentures, clean them every day. Remove stains and plaque buildup that can irritate your gums. Take dentures out when you sleep to help your gums stay healthy

 

Oral health is an important part of overall wellness. Unfortunately, too many people neglect their oral health due to the high costs of dental plan coverage. A low-cost dental insurance plan can ensure that you and your family maintain optimum oral health at a surprisingly manageable monthly premium. Your personalized family dental coverage plan will be designed specifically to your needs by our dental insurance brokers.

At Cosmo Insurance Agency, we search for the best affordable dental insurance plans in New Jersey to suit your individual or group’s specific dental needs. We’ll take the time to ensure that you are covered at the dental providers of your choice.

 

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