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5 Signs It's Time to See a Dentist

Know the signs that you should visit a dentist. 


While we all need to visit the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings there are also issues that arise that may require the attention and professional care of our Fairfax, VA, dentist Dr. Namrata Kaur. Here are the top five reasons people need to see the dentist apart from their regular checkups,


Your Gums Bleed

If you notice that your gums bleed whenever you brush or floss your teeth, this is a telltale sign of gingivitis. While gums may bleed if you floss just a little too aggressively, this could also be an early warning sign of gum disease. If you find your gums bleed every time you floss, it’s time to see our Fairfax, VA, family dentist.


You Have Bad Breath

While bad breath can be due to the foods and drinks we consume, if you find yourself dealing with serious bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away despite brushing, flossing and using mouthwash then you could be dealing with a more serious underlying problem. Chronic bad breath could be a sign of dry mouth, gastric reflux, or liver or kidney disease.


You Have Tooth Pain

A toothache is a serious problem that requires emergency dental care. As soon as a toothache sets in it’s important that you see us the very same day. A toothache could be a sign of decay, an infected dental pulp, an abscess or gum disease. The sooner the problem is treated the better.


Your Jaw Hurts

If you find yourself dealing with regular morning headaches, jaw pain and stiffness, or you notice that your jaw makes a popping sound every time you open or close your mouth, you could be dealing with a painful condition known as TMJ disorder. Leaving this problem untreated can lead to more serious issues down the road, so it’s important that you see a dentist right away.


You Haven’t Seen the Dentist in a Long Time

Has it been more than six months since you last saw the dentist? Be honest with yourself! If it’s been a while since you last stepped foot inside a dentist’s office, it’s a good idea to call us for an appointment. These dental checkups are important not just for maintaining good oral health but also for identifying problems right away so they can get the care they need. These six-month checkups can save you a lot of time, money and stress in the long run.


Whether you are looking for a dentist in Fairfax, VA, that can provide you and your family with care, or you need to schedule an appointment, call Nova Family Dentistry today at (703) 267-6103.

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