Going to the Dentist: Why You Shouldn’t Put it Off


Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Going to the Dentist

There are many reasons why people avoid going to the dentist – from worries over cost, to anxiety in general, to claiming to be too busy. But the truth is, the key to achieving a healthy smile is to practice good oral hygiene at home and to see your dentist regularly.

Most dentists recommend that patients schedule their well-checks twice annually. Have you been putting off your next dental check-up? We’re sharing three reasons why you should make sure you keep your next dental appointment with Dr. E:

1) Time is of the Essence When it Comes to Your Smile

Most dental issues are preventable and very treatable when caught early. During your dental well check, your hygienist will give your teeth a thorough cleaning and your dentist will monitor and track your mouth for any dental concerns. Regular visits enable your dentist to address any potential issues before they become more serious. For example, small cavities can worsen exponentially and gums can recede to an unhealthy level if periodontal disease goes untreated. That’s why keeping your dental appointments can mean the difference between your dentist giving you a simple filling or having to perform an extraction or root canal down the road! Early detection can also help prevent severe tooth decay that places patients at higher risk for other potentially dangerous health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke. And for those who claim they don’t have time to see their dentist, consider this… a simple well check will require much less time than a complicated dental procedure down the road that could have been prevented through regular maintenance in the first place!

2) A Healthy Smile Requires Teamwork

Practicing proper oral hygiene at home is essential for maintaining a healthy, sparkling smile. But going to the dentist shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s impossible for even the most diligent brushing and flossing aficionados to reach every area of the teeth and mouth. That’s where your skilled dental team comes in. They have the professional tools and instruments needed to give you that thorough “power cleaning” that can fight against the toughest bacteria, plaque and tartar build up. Remember, they are specially trained to detect the oral problems that you can’t see or feel until they are visible or painful (think impacted wisdom teeth)! Your dental team also has the knowledge and resources to assist in transforming smiles using the latest cosmetic dental technologies and procedures. When it comes to maintaining and enhancing your smile, you’re not in this alone – your dental team is always in your corner. 

3) Delaying Your Dental Visit Will Cost You

Poor oral health is costly in more ways than one! We already discussed that most dental conditions are treatable and preventable when detected early. Putting off your dental appointment puts you at risk for spending more time and money at the dentist in the long run! While it may be a “pain” to work a dental visit into your busy schedule, going to the dentist is a better alternative to the grief, discomfort and expense that can result from delaying necessary dental care. Remember that an investment in your oral health is also an investment in your self-confidence. A bright, confident smile makes a positive, lasting impression. And many dentists today (including Dr. E!) offer flexible dental savings plans to make dental care accessible for those without any dental insurance. Remember this: skipping or delaying your dental appointment now means you will likely pay for it later. So it’s best to make – and keep – your regular dental well checks, folks!

Invest in your smile with regular dental visits to Dr. E Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Contact our team today to schedule your dental well check! 480-494-2435.