You need a good reason to see James W. Mellert, your dentist in Torrance? We can give you several. For starters, we are in the midst of the holiday season and you may have been nipping at eggnog and downing a few Christmas cookies, those can cause cavities you know. It’s better to be safe than to wind up with a toothache on a Saturday morning when you have plenty of chores that need to be done.

Many people go years without seeing a dentist, they just don’t know what they are missing. But hey, even if you aren’t suffering a toothache and think all is well in your mouth, you really should pay a visit to your dentist. Here are a few reasons why.

Bad Breath

If you are suffering from bad breath, everybody around you is suffering as well. Sorry, that was uncalled for, we couldn’t resist.

Seriously though, bad breath could be the sign of a more serious condition. Bad breath can be caused by food particles stuck in your teeth or it could be due to something serious like a liver or kidney ailment. It is best if you have it checked out by your dentist right away.

Bright Smile

As you age, your teeth will tend to get stained and you will lose the bright white smile that you once had. Don’t fret about it, visit your dentist and ask about ways in which you can get that bright smile back. In many cases, all it takes is teeth whitening. If you suffer a chipped or otherwise unsightly tooth, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way and there are a number of ways we can fix teeth.

Prevent Disease

Bad breath might also be a sign of gum disease. Gum disease is something you really don’t want to deal with. Some other warning signs include bleeding gums and swollen or tender gums. Bleeding gums might also be the result of brushing with a little too much vigor. But just to be safe, you should call and schedule an appointment.

Wear and Tear

Your teeth have been through a lot over the years. It is time that you came in to have your dentist take a look at any damage that may have occurred. Remember that bone you bit into a few years ago while eating chicken? That may have caused damage that will give you fits if not taken care of soon.

The James W. Mellert dental office offers a myriad of treatments and services for our patients. But one of the most helpful treatments in general dentistry is professional teeth cleaning. Before any other treatments are suggested, teeth cleaning should be done.

Even though you don’t look forward to it, it is important that you keep that six-month checkup, it is for your own good. Skipping out on your checkup because of anxiety, cost or any other factor puts you at risk.

Go ahead, give us a call and schedule an appointment today.