You have a very tight schedule this week and perhaps haven't given much consideration to your next visit to the dentist. However, these suggestions will save you time and ease your mind regarding any misgivings you may have. Here are five things your dentist wants you to know before your appointment:
Bleeding Gums Aren't Normal
A significant majority of the public is under the impression that bleeding a little after brushing one's teeth is normal.
If you, like 62% of Australian adults, would like to do something about your crooked smile, what are you waiting for? Your appearance doesn't need to suffer because there are at least 3 types of brace that are all but invisible, ceramic braces, Invisalign, and lingual (back of teeth) braces. Each of these types allows you to work or socialize while keeping your orthodontic treatment under wraps.
You also shouldn't worry about how long it might take.
What do people see when you smile? Is it a typically toothy grin, or is there perhaps a bit too much pink in the mix? An abundance of gum tissue when you smile is not something that is generally a medical concern, and yet the aesthetics of the issue can be problematic on a personal level. It might be that you're self conscious about your smile. Perhaps you've never thought to ask your dentist if something can be done?
How big is your smile? It probably depends on the cause of your smile, but you are no doubt used to the fact that, when you smile, you only reveal a certain amount of teeth. Those with a new set of dentures or a set that has recently been repaired might be surprised to discover that their smile can suddenly be much larger than it previously was, with a greater amount of teeth being displayed.
If you start to develop a dental problem, it will usually have a slow enough onset with early warning signs that you'll have plenty of time to make a regular appointment with your dentist. Sometimes, however, emergency problems can arise, leaving you in urgent need of treatment.
At any point during the day, and even into the night, there should be somewhere you can seek emergency dental treatment, but in the meantime, there are some things you can do to help alleviate the symptoms and to increase the effectiveness of the professional treatment you receive.