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If you crack your tooth, you probably know that you should visit a dentist. You probably also understand that it’s important to visit a dental office once every six months. Still, there are many lesser-known circumstances that you should make a dental visit for. To help you, we’re happy to list a few other ideas on why you should consider scheduling an appointment.

We recommend visiting your dentist soon if you have a medical condition. The health of your body and the health of your teeth are intertwined, so your dentist may be able to do something to help you cope with some conditions. For example, we recommend visiting your dentist if you have diabetes, an eating disorder, or cardiovascular disease. Please contact your dentist or your doctor to learn more about how a dentist can help with certain conditions.

You should also visit your dentist while you are pregnant. Sadly, some dental problems may worsen during pregnancy. Fortunately, dental treatments are safe during pregnancy at any time—though, it is best to have dental treatment during pregnancy. In fact, research indicates that some women who have dental work during their second trimester have fewer issues with nausea and discomfort than others.

Finally, you may want to visit your dentist if you have a sore in your mouth. Regardless of the type of sore (canker, cold, or candidiasis), it should not last for more than two weeks. If you find sores that last longer, please contact your dentist. You sores could be caused by any number of problems, including plaque and bacteria—and your dentist should be able to help you with all of them.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.