Are You Avoiding the Dentist?

Have you been away from the dentist for some time? Has the pandemic affected your oral health?

Routine dental care is an important part of enjoying overall health and wellness. Skipping the dentist for a length of time can have a detrimental effect on your smile. We know there are many reasons that patients avoid the dentist and the recent pandemic has become a factor in both this and the health of many patients’ smiles.

Dental care is important. A lack of dental care has been proven to lead to poor oral health over time and can even be a contributing factor in tooth loss. Despite the many readily available oral hygiene products, a dental exam and cleaning are able to offer a more thorough result when compared to at-home toothbrushing and flossing. Even with diligent at-home oral hygiene, many people will develop gum disease and other common dental health concerns. If you have an underlying bite problem or medical concern such as sleep apnea, the health, and stability of your smile are at risk. Regular dental care provides the ongoing opportunity for our team to maintain your oral health and to address problems that arise promptly.

The health and comfort of your smile play a role in your overall quality of life. The ability to chew food, speak clearly, and otherwise enjoy many aspects of daily life are dependent upon teeth and gums that are stable and functional. Tooth damage, tooth loss, and gum disease will impact your ability to enjoy certain foods and interact with others without embarrassment. When you visit with us on a regular basis, our team can help you avoid these problems and keep your smile in optimal condition.

Reasons for Avoiding the Dentist

There are many reasons for not making dental care a regular part of your annual healthcare. Our team is welcoming and ready to help you overcome fear and anxiety if this is why you are avoiding the dentist. For many, a more thorough understanding of what to expect in the dentist’s chair can help relieve feelings of stress.

Are you embarrassed about your smile after years of poor oral health? We are ready and equipped to help you regain a smile that is healthy and comfortable even if you have complex dental concerns. From tooth bonding to tooth replacement, a treatment plan to restore your smile will also restore your quality of life. A healthy smile may even extend your years!

Are you concerned about your health and safety amidst the ongoing COVID concerns? Rest assured that our office provides a safe environment in which to manage your dental health. We use advanced infection control procedures and wear appropriate PPE to keep everyone safe.