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Everyone knows that visiting the dentist is important for maintaining sound oral health. But, do you know when you should visit your dentist? There are some obvious instances, but do you know the more mundane reasons? If not, here are a few reasons to watch out for.

Are You Pregnant? When you are pregnant, you may need to visit the dentist more frequently because your reaction to plaque will change. Also, gum disease has been linked to problems such as low birth weight. To prevent these complications, we recommend that you visit your dentist soon and follow their instructions closely.

Do Your Gums Bleed? You may have heard that it’s perfectly normal for your gums to bleed when you floss or brush your teeth. The truth is, bleeding gums in not normal. In fact, bleedings is often an indicator of periodontal issues. If gum disease is not addressed, you could lose a tooth or even supporting bone.

Do You Suffer from Bad Breath? Bad breath—or halitosis—can be the result of several factors, including your diet, a sinus infection, periodontal disease, or even some medications. Typically, gum disease and a plaque build-up are the most common causes. Some solutions, such as breath mints or mouthwashes can help cover bad breath, but they can also hide other complications.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us soon if you are interested in learning more about when you should contact your dentist.