A person’s dental health is crucial because it will affect the rest of the body. However, reports show that not enough people in the U.S. pay attention to their oral health. Statistically, people who earn higher incomes have a higher chance of visiting a dentist that those who receive a lower salary.

However, at Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, we offer dental services at an affordable price. We help parents with their children’s dental hygiene by molding behavior and their attitude towards healthy preventive care. We realize that not many people visit the dental office out of their free will. That is why we will discuss some of the signs that reveal that it is time to see a dentist.

Signs It Might Be Time to See a Dentist

Jaw pain

There are several causes of jaw pain. Some of them may not be serious. However, you need to see a dentist just to be sure. One cause of jaw pain is grinding of teeth, toothaches, an incorrect temporomandibular joint, and sinus problems.

Tooth sensitivity

Have you ever sipped a cup of tea or cold water and felt a discomforting pain in your teeth? Then, it might be time to make that overdue visit to the dentist. Some people experience tooth sensitivity as a result of using harsh mouthwashes, tooth whitening, toothpastes, and brushing too vigorously.

Bad breath

This could very well mean there is bacteria build up somewhere in the mouth. This is also a sign of a decaying tooth or cavity.

Mouth sores

Having sores in your mouth can be disconcerting. However, some sores may be as a result of ulcers and will disappear with time. Some may be a sign of a more serious issue that could be cancerous if not treated.

Tooth pain

You do not have to suffer through a toothache simply because you think it will go away by itself. Most tooth pains are caused by gum disease, infections, and abnormal bite.


At Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, we encourage you to pay more attention to you and your child’s dental health. Come see us today if you have any of the above symptoms!