Going to the dentist is the source of fear for many Americans. It’s estimated that nearly 30 to 40 million people in America avoid seeing the dentist because of fear. Simple checkups and visits to the dentist can cause fear and anxiety in anyone, but it comes with the cost of oral health.
The following ideas may help you to enjoy going to the dentist for your next checkup.
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Worried About Pain?
Increased technology leads to more comfort. If it has been several years since your last visit to the dentist, you may be relieved to know that technology continues to increase and there are many gentle ways to clean and work on teeth. If you’ve had tooth sensitivity after a cleaning session in the past, mention it to your dentist before your next one. Your dentist or dental hygienist will take care to be extra gentle working in your mouth.
Worried About Being Judged?
No one will judge you for the state of your oral health. It’s nearly impossible to have absolutely perfect teeth and it’s doubtful that any dentist or dental hygienists have seen perfect teeth. A professional staff would never criticize or judge you as a person because of a cavity or early gingivitis (or any other oral issue). If you find a staff that does not make you feel comfortable, look for a new office to attend.
Think Of Your Teeth
After visiting the dentist, you’ll want to smile and show off your teeth. Teeth are whiter, healthier, and much cleaner than can be accomplished by home treatments alone, after seeing the dentist. In fact, fluoride treatments and tartar removal can only be done by a dentist or a dental hygienist. These are important procedures that keep your enamel strong and protect your mouth from gingivitis.
The more you prolong a visit, the more likely you are to develop periodontal (gum) disease, which affects nearly half of all Americans. This can lead to gums receding and bleeding and even tooth loss. Use the motivation to have healthy teeth to guide you into the dentist’s office with confidence. You’ve got this!
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David Wilhite is a Plano Texas Dentist specializing in gum disease treatment with over 30 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. He can help you with everything from consultation, to a check-up, to cleaning, whitening, and full mouth restoration.
Together we will transform your smile!
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