We understand that a visit to the dentist is not at the top of everyone’s to-do list. It is a common misconception that you only have to schedule a dentist appointment once or twice a year. This is often not the case. Many scenarios may arise that can make it necessary to see your dentist between your cleanings. Here are a few signs that you should call your dentist. 

Oral Sensitivity 

If an area in your mouth becomes sensitive to hot or cold, pain when chewing, or begins to throb, you may have a more significant issue on your hands. Oral sensitivity can affect your daily life and make it difficult to focus on anything else. It is best to get professional help from a dentist to determine the cause of the pain and develop a quick solution. Potential causes of this sensitivity may include cavities, chipped teeth, or gum disease. 

Bleeding in The Mouth

If you notice excessive bleeding while performing routine brushing or flossing, you should consider seeing your dentist. It is not normal for the gums to bleed after your daily oral hygiene process. This bleeding could be the first sign of periodontal disease, leading to tooth loss or larger issues down the line. Do not be alarmed if you experience slight bleeding after flossing for the first time in a while. 

Shifting Teeth

If you already have a straight smile, it can be alarming if you start to see your teeth moving. Shifting teeth can be a sign of bone loss, infection, or wisdom teeth growing in. These are all occurrences that should be checked out immediately. If wisdom teeth are ignored, it can be detrimental to the look of your teeth. 

If You Have Not Been in Over 6-Months 

It is a common dental practice to go in for a routine check-up and cleaning once every 6 months. Your dentist will deep clean and polish your teeth at this appointment to prevent decay and gum disease. They will also check for cavities to catch them before they turn into something worse. These cleanings are essential to keep your teeth healthy and strong!

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you are experiencing any of the above, schedule an appointment with Newton Dental today! We will provide expert consultation and exams to determine the causes and provide you with an action plan to keep your smile beautiful! 



From tooth cleaning to whitening, to full makeovers and total facial esthetics, Newton Dental Associates is a place for everyone.