Although it is tempting to skip out on things we don’t like, such as exercise, unwanted tasks, or that family dinner you just can’t get out of, one thing that you shouldn’t skip is a regular check with your dentist. Dental exams are crucial to good oral health, and may have more benefits than you realize!
Regular Exams are Cost Effective
Preventative dental care can be cheaper, easier, and less uncomfortable than catastrophic dental care. Going in regularly can have an impact on your dental health, catching issues before they become big problems. This saves you money, time, and discomfort.
Regular Exams are Preventative
Having thorough dental exams, including X rays, can catch cavities before they are large enough to see at first glance. It can let your dentist know if something else is going on. Or your dentist may be able to catch early signs of Gingivitis before it becomes periodontal disease.
If you and your dentist regularly monitor your oral health, these small issues can be resolved before they become larger issues. Your dentist can also recommend tips and treatments to head off any problems that haven’t started, but you may be more at risk for in your unique situation. Don’t be afraid to discuss things with your dentist like tooth sensitivity, dry mouth, or other seemingly annoying issues that, if treated, can prevent problems down the road.
Regular Exams Build Comfort and Relationship
If you are anxious about the dentist, going regularly can help ease this anxiety, giving you a chance to get to know your dentist and their staff. This can also help you familiarize yourself with ways that can help to reduce dental anxiety, and build a trusting relationship that gives you peace of mind about your dental visits. Having someone you know and trust help you with your dental care can change your experience more than any other method meant to help you feel comfortable at the dentist.
Call ourStephens & Gatewood today, and we would be glad to help you establish healthy preventative care for your beautiful smile!