Too often we see patients come into the office only when there’s an emergency. Crisis care is detrimental to both your health and your wallet. Seeing the dentist before a crisis is the best way to care for your teeth. Here are our top four reasons to choose preventive care and see the dentist before a crisis happens:
Let’s face it, the bigger the dental procedure is, the more money it will cost. Since most dental issues can be caught before any extreme symptoms are shown, they can be treated for less. In fact, your regular teeth cleanings can deter larger problems. Having a dentist see your teeth at least every six months helps keep your teeth on track and allows for any necessary adjustments to your routine. Plus, tips are free!
Crisis care needs can be avoided if you take a preventive approach to your oral health. This means you’ll be spending less time in the emergency room and more time doing, well, anything else. Don’t wait until it’s an emergency.
Did you know children’s dental caries are one of the most common childhood diseases? “Dental caries” is the name for the tooth decay where bacteria is transmitted, often resulting in cavities. These diseases can often spread bacteria and cause problems elsewhere in your body. In fact, it’s a common factor in diabetes cases. Gum diseases can lead directly to cardiovascular diseases and stroke. If you avoid this path with regular dental checkups, you cut off a major trigger for bigger health problems.
All too often patients tell us they were fine until one day they were suddenly in intense pain. In fact, most oral health issues don’t exhibit any symptoms until they’ve reached their advanced stages. Tooth decay, for example, doesn’t start to show signs until it hits the nerve. Once it’s gotten to that point, a root canal may be the only option. Dentists, however, can spot a cavity three to four years before you feel anything. Think about what can happen in four years!
Good oral hygiene habits are important. Keep up daily flossing and brushing, paired with regular dentist visits.