You know that you should come in for a cleaning and examination every six months, but you keep forgetting to schedule your appointment. You always remember at night — when you’re brushing and flossing — but by morning, your mind is on other things. It’s not really a big deal, right? After all, you do brush and floss like you’re supposed to (at least most of the time). Nope! Coming in for regular appointments is more important than you realize. Why?
An Ounce of Prevention
You may think your gums and teeth look fine, but only a dental professional can tell for sure. When you come in for visits, I use my well-trained eyes and specialized equipment to check all aspects of your teeth and oral tissues. When I get to examine you every six months, we can nip all sorts of problems in the bud, including:
- Gum disease, which can be reversed when caught in the earliest stages
- Tooth decay that, if left untreated, could result in deeper and more painful cavities and more-involved treatment
- Oral cancer, which is highly treatable when detected early
- Whole-health problems that are associated with poor dental health, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that seeing me every six months could literally save your life!
Don’t Let Fear Stand in Your Way
If fear of judgement, dental-phobia, or the mere idea of pain are keeping you from making your appointment, I can help. First of all, we are a judgment-free office. As for the dental-phobia, my entire team values patient care and communication; when you have a genuine understanding of your treatment — even if it’s just what’s going on during your cleaning — it seems less scary. Those who experience pain have nothing to worry about, either, as we have several ways to keep you comfortable during your visit. So you see, there is nothing to worry about!
Go ahead and make that appointment. You don’t even have to call; we have an online appointment request form (which means that you can make an appointment when you think about it at night instead of waiting until morning to call). This stuff really matters, and so do you.