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When should you make an appointment to see the dentist? Ideally, you should see the dentist every six months for your regular cleanings checkups. These visits will give the dentist the chance to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth that you could get by brushing and flossing and check your teeth and mouth for problems. Then your dentist can address them before they get any bigger and more expensive. In some cases, depending on your oral health, your dentist may want to see you more often.

Of course, you should give your dentist a call when you lose or damage a tooth or develop a toothache or swelling in your mouth. But you should schedule an appointment when you notice any change in the color or texture of your mouth or teeth or develop a strange or bad odor taste in your mouth. Healthy gums are pink, and if yours are red or bleeding, you should plan a visit to see Dr. Milad Nourahmadi at Shining Smiles LLC.

But keep in mind that your oral health is closely connected to your overall health. If you are diagnosed with a disease or a condition, you should have your doctor talk with your dentist. If you develop a new allergy, the dentist should know. If you start a new medication, even if it a vitamin or an herbal supplement, give the office a call. If you are pregnant, think you might be, or are planning on getting pregnant, you should schedule a visit.

With all of that in mind, if you would like to make an appointment to see our dentist in Bolingbrook, Franklin Park, Joliet, Plainfield, Riverside and Wheaton, Illinois, call 630-972-4010 today.