Are you Procrastinating with Dental Care?
- Posted on: Nov 15 2016
We live in a fast-paced society, so a little procrastination every now and then can seem like a survival strategy when the daily grind gets overwhelming. What often happens, though, is that we find ourselves putting off the very things that are meant to make our life easier, healthier, and more comfortable. The dental checkup and cleaning is one of those things. You would think that, because visits are only twice a year, maintaining a routine would be easy. On the contrary, dental care could feel more like an unnecessary time-suck.
So, Why is Dental Care even Necessary?
- Dental care puts a second set of eyes on your teeth and gums – and then some. No offense, but when you brush and floss your teeth, you may not be looking as closely at each nook and cranny as we do during your exam. Oral care is mundane. It’s normal. “Nothing to see here!” So, as you go about your tasks, it’s possible that a little bit of debris may stick here; a little plaque may hide there. With routine checkups and cleanings, we make sure that harmful bacteria does not cause painful problems.
- Early care has clear advantages. If a problem is detected during your dental checkup, we have the ability to correct it right away. The alternative is that you wait to see the dentist, and then you get a toothache. Seeing us under these conditions sets the stage for anxiety, because you come in expecting a shot and some type of unpleasant procedure.
- No shots! If you thought that you could see the dentist without having to get a shot, a filling, or other restorative treatment, would you feel less stressed about making that call? A lot of people avoid seeing the dentist because the imagine that their visit will be painful. This is really never the case, even when we do need to use local anesthetic. However, routine care that is maintained on a six-month basis can eliminate the need for extensive repairs.
- What happens if you do not keep up with your routine cleanings: examples-plaque build up, sensitivity, recession of gums, and then eventually can lead to gum disease.
Mainland Dental Associates is in Pleasantville. Our friendly staff is available to answer your questions and schedule a convenient appointment for you.
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