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Is it time for an appointment with Dr. Leslie Richmond? If you said no, maybe you need to think again. Most everyone knows that you should see your dentist at least twice a year for regular cleanings and exams. However, depending on your age and oral health, the dentist may want to see you on a more frequent basis. A dental appointment may be on the top of your mind if you have an accident that affects your teeth, or if you develop a toothache.

But there are other times you should see the dentist. For example, any time that you notice a change in the color or texture of your teeth our mouth, your dentist should know about it. If you notice blood when you brush or floss, it is time to schedule a dentist’s appointment.  If your bite changes, or if your upper and lower teeth don’t come together the way they used to, it is time to call the dentist.

If you are pregnant or think you might be, you should see your dentist for an exam and a cleaning. If you are diagnosed with a disease or condition, starting cancer treatments, or are prescribed a new medication, you should make an appointment to see the dentist.  If you decide to start taking vitamins or supplements, call the dentist office and let the dentist know. Essentially, any time that you have new developments in your medical condition, you should inform your dentist. In fact, your dentist should have the contact information for your primary physician in case the need for a consultation arises.

If it is time for your next appointment, and you live in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area, we would love to see you at Shore Drive Dental. Call 757-460-1939 today and we’ll see you soon!