Great Reasons to Stay up to Date with Dental Care
- Posted on: Nov 15 2016
Dental care may seem like a mundane chore that doesn’t make much of a difference in your smile. This may be especially true for people who take really good care of their teeth at home. When you brush and floss as you’ve been told, what more is there, really? Well, there’s a lot. There are several reasons to see your dentist, regardless of your methods for home care. And, if you are one who procrastinates due to anxiety, routine care could be even more important than you think.
What Seeing the Dentist can do for You:
- Give you backup. Two heads are better than one. In this case, it’s the second set of eyes that does your smile good. When you brush and floss your teeth, you see only a fraction of what may be going on in your mouth. Your dentist examines oral structures using imaging and magnification. This means that Dr. Flax can see areas where plaque and tartar may be accumulating despite your best efforts.
- Tackling molehills. Catching problems in their early stages is like keeping the molehill from becoming a mountain. Why wait until you need restorative dental work when you can see the dentist every six months for a clean bill of health?
- Speaking of molehills and mountains . . . if you don’t know there’s a little problem, you may not get proper care. Some patients get an unexpected surprise during their routine dental visit: they discover they have a problem they didn’t know they had. Bruxism is a hidden condition that can have a detrimental effect on oral health and the smile. Grinding teeth and clenching the jaw are two things you’d think you would know if you did, unless you do it while you sleep. This tends to be the nature of bruxism, which is why a dental exam may be the only way to detect it.
- Kick fear to the curb. If you put off dental care because most visits seem unpleasant, consider the value of preventive care over restorative. When all you get is an exam and cleaning – no shots, no fillings – you may find that you actually look forward to seeing the dentist!
Now is a great time to schedule your visit to Flax Dental. Call our Atlanta office at (404) 255-9080.