5 Signs It's Time To Visit the Dentist

Is it time for you to pick up the phone and call your dentist?

While you should be visiting our White Bear Lake, MN, dentists Dr. Jason Ross and Dr. Scott Kron every six months for cleanings and checkups, this is the only reason to come to our office for care. Whether you are dealing with issues or simply have questions about the treatments we offer, coming into our office can address your needs and also treat problems before they get to be too much. Here are the five signs it may be time to visit our dentists here in White Bear Lake, MN,

You have a toothache

A toothache is certainly not something you want to ignore. Whether your toothache is severe, minor, persistent or comes and goes, it’s important to have this issue checked out as soon as possible by our White Bear Lake, MN, family dentist. This is because a toothache is often a sign of a cavity but can also be a warning sign of an infected or damaged tooth.

You have bleeding gums

Do you notice that your gums bleed whenever you brush and floss? If so, this could be a telltale sign of gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and it affects nearly half of American adults. Many times, gum disease won’t produce any symptoms, but in some cases, you may notice puffy, tender and bleeding gums. These are early warning signs that should not go ignored.

You hate your smile

Do you hide your smile in photos or around others? If you feel self-conscious about your smile due to stains, or misshapen or crooked teeth we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments that can help you obtain the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you wish to correct one, several or all of your teeth, our dental team here in White Bear Lake, MN, can help.

You have dental work

It’s important that if you have fillings, crowns, bridges or other restorative dentistry that you are also visiting your dentist every six months to make sure that your restorations are healthy and intact. With proper care, most dental work can last several years; however, they will still need to be replaced at some point. Of course, if you crack or damage a filling, crown or restoration it’s important that you see us right away.

Your jaw pops and click

If you notice that your jaws pop when opening or closing your mouth, or that your jaws are achy and sore, you could be dealing with a condition known as TMJ disorder. Teeth grinding and misaligned teeth are more likely to lead to this painful jaw problem. The good news is that we can offer up ways to ease your symptoms and to help the problem go away.

Are you looking for a dentist in White Bear Lake, MN? Do you need to come in for care? If so, call Lakeshore Family Dentistry today at (651) 429-3348.

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