People put off going to the dentist for years. Many of us have an irrational fear of dental visits due to the pain – and the cost! But regular dental check-ups are vital in maintaining a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. So here’s why you should visit the dentist:
Dentists don't enjoy causing you pain! It’s their job is to keep your mouth healthy, and they will do all they can to keep you comfortable during procedures. Many dentists offer sedation to make treatments more pleasant.
If you don’t floss regularly, plaque hardens and becomes impossible for you to remove it by brushing or flossing. You need a professional to remove the tartar before it builds up and causes cavities. The more you visit the dentist, the easier it becomes – especially if you’re taking care of your teeth in between. Dental insurance through Cornmarket Dental includes full cover for two check-ups yearly.
Avoiding the dentist due to fear or anxiety can mean you develop more serious problems, like infections and decay – requiring more expensive treatment. With regular check ups you can avoid these problems from the start.
Many people end up fearing the dentist after one bad visit. But not all dentists are the same. Most do a great job of making their patients feel comfortable. Finding the right one for you can make all the difference. So talk to people, shop around and read reviews.
Taking good care of your teeth, with regular dental visits, will mean you won’t need false teeth or dentures when you’re older. From a first date to an interview, your smile is one of the first things people see. So don’t let fear stop you maintaining a healthy smile.