Don’t Skip the Dentist: Learn Why You Should Visit Twice a Year
One of the most common phobias in the country is a fear of visiting the dentist. In fact, one study found that as many as 40 million people avoid going to the dentist because they feel afraid to do so. We understand that this is a real fear and that it can be hard to overcome. The good news is that at California Dental Group, we’re very familiar with these fears and can take steps to make it easier for you.
We will work to keep you comfortable
One of the things that we are careful to provide is a comfortable environment for our patients. We know that if you’re stuck in an uncomfortable chair, the experience will be worse. That’s why we have comfy chairs and do everything we can to keep you comfortable. We also communicate with you throughout your dental cleaning and exam. This ensures that you’re prepared for every move and nothing comes as a surprise.
When you visit us for your dental exam, make sure that you let us know about any dental fears you have. If there is a specific thing that gives you anxiety, let us know so we can treat around it. If you still find yourself hesitating to make an appointment, read on to learn the important reasons that you want to visit the dentist at least twice a year.
Your chances of dental emergencies significantly decrease
One of the reasons that many people are afraid of the dentist is because they’ve had bad experiences in the past. In many cases, those bad experiences involve dental emergencies that resulted in pain. If you make regular appointments with a dentist, you’ll be reducing the chance that you’ll end up with a dental emergency. Even a seemingly serious issue like a root canal or installing a crown doesn’t have to be painful, as long as you see your dentist before it becomes a serious issue.
Visiting the dentist can help you prevent gum disease
No one wants to get gum disease, yet too often people believe that brushing and flossing is enough to prevent it. While these are both important steps that can significantly reduce your chances of gum disease, they’re not enough on your own. There are bound to be spots that you miss, and those spots could end up with gum disease. The good news is that the dentist can perform a number of tests to find out for sure if you have plaque, tarter, gum disease, etc.
Your dentist can find health problems before they become serious
There are a number of serious medical problems that can begin in your mouth. For example, oral cancer. As is true of most cancers, the earlier it’s detected, the better the chances are of a good outcome. These and other health conditions can be treated as long as you know what the issues are. Reach out to California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 today if it’s been more than six months since your last dental appointment.