5 Signs It’s Time To Visit the Dentist

Regular visits to your dentist in Honolulu, HI, can keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Do you know how important it is to visit your dentist regularly? It’s important to your smile, and it’s also important to your overall health.

Dr. Garrett Hayashi in Honolulu, HI, offers a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

It’s easy to forget about visiting your dentist, especially when you become busy. Unfortunately, when you don’t visit regularly for a dental check-up and x-rays, you risk experiencing unnecessary tooth pain, and potentially more dental treatment. You also risk losing your teeth and your smile.

To remind you when it’s time to visit your dentist, here are 5 signs to look for:

  • It’s been over a year since you’ve seen your dentist. Dental visits should occur every 6 to 12 months. You will need a dental examination and x-rays, to keep your smile healthy
  • Your gums bleed when you brush, floss, or eat. You need to visit your dental office for professional teeth cleaning. You should have your teeth cleaned every 6 to 12 months if your mouth is generally healthy, or every 3 to 4 months if you have gum or periodontal disease.
  • You have tooth pain that hasn’t gone away. You could have tooth decay, tooth damage, or exposed tooth pulp. You may need a filling, dental crown, or other treatment, depending on the nature and severity of the problem.
  • You have increasing tooth pain when your tooth is exposed to hot or cold foods or beverages. You may need a root canal because the pulp of your tooth has become infected or damaged.
  • You don’t like your smile. This is a sign you need to check out cosmetic dentistry services. Dental visits aren’t just a time to treat dental problems. They are also a time to explore enhancing the beauty of your smile. Professional teeth whitening, cosmetic fillings, bonding, and porcelain veneers are just some of the options available to give you a smile you will love.

To find out more about how regular dental visits can keep your smile healthy and beautiful, call Dr. Hayashi in Honolulu, HI, at (808) 536-5090. Protect your smile by calling today! 

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