Dental Health For a Healthier ‘You’

Like many persons in the world today, you might be fearful of going to the dentist … and who can say that is wrong. Often you are afraid of hearing the noise the dental drill makes and the sight of the needle that will be going into your mouth the next second, yet, going to the dentist is a necessary measure for you if you are to keep your health as well as promote a healthy environment. Overcoming the fear associated with visiting the dentist can help. Here are some top reasons why you should visit your dentist.

To Stop Toothache

A toothache can give you hell and visiting your dentist is one way to stop a tooth from aching. At the first sign of feeling pain in your mouth because of an aching tooth, it is best to make an appointment to see your dentist as early as possible. If you decide to wait out the pain, you might have to wait long and the pain can get worst. In addition, the bad tooth can infect other teeth that are in close proximity and thus trigger other toothaches. Furthermore, the longer you wait to have a qualified dentist examine your tooth, the more you are risking your health.

Pain In the Jaw

A pain in the jaw is not always caused from a toothache. Some jaw pain occurs because of problems with the sinus, teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is actually when the joint jaws and muscles are not working in unison together. During the examination, if your dentist realizes that the problem you are experiencing is not a dental issue, he or she will refer you to a qualified specialist who specializes in the treatment of ear, nose and throat.

Bleeding gums


Bleeding gums can be the result of gingivitis, gum disease or brushing too hard. If you find your gums start bleeding, you should be concerned and make a dental appointment right away.

Bad Breath

A good reason why many persons visit their dentist often is bad breath. Smelly breath is usually caused by food that you chew and sometimes swallow. If you experience regular bad breath, you might later begin to experience bleeding gums. Although you can brush your teeth twice a day to help reduce bad breath, it is better that you let your dentist treat the problem.

Sore In the Mouth

Some mouth sores are signs of infection, fungus or virus. Sores that are not dangerous to your health usually disappear in a short while. However, bad sores to look out for are the ones that appear whitish looking in color and if your gums, cheek, and tongue show discoloration patches you could have a touch of leukoplakia. Having a dentist treat your sore mouth is a great way to heal your mouth.

Cracked teeth

Cracked teeth can become very painful if not treated in time and may create more problems for you overtime. A tooth that hurt when chewing food is a sign that something is wrong. If you visit your dentist to fix your cracked tooth, he or she will put your tooth right and you do not have to live with pain another day.

Establish a long lasting relationship with your dentist and you can have the most beautiful as well as healthy teeth in the world. You will never regret caring for your teeth.

Lancelot Tucker is a book author and writer living in Jamaica. He hopes to break into screenwriting someday. He can be found on social media at, and