Thursday, April 1st, 2021
As kids, we're imprinted with the idea that dentist offices are scary places (I'm looking at you, Finding Nemo). We lose many of our childish fears as we grow up, but this one seems to stick around a little longer.
Why else would only 64% of adults get a dental check-up in 2019?
It's easy to go about our daily lives and forget to focus on our oral health. Unfortunately, skipping these routine visits can lead to serious permanent issues. In the long run, that means thousands of dollars.
Do your mouth and your wallet a favor by scheduling your next dental visit. Don't believe this is important? Read on to discover the five main reasons to schedule a dental check up.
A regular dental check-up every six months allows you to touch base with your dentist. Not only do they inform you of the state of your teeth, but this is your chance to ask questions.
Your doctor is there to help you.
For example, if your smile has always made you self-conscious, you don't have to suffer from that discomfort forever. Treatment options exist, like orthodontics or Invisalign, that completely transform the look of your smile. You can read more about our orthodontic treatment benefits.
Without a dental visit, you may never know how close you are to a better life.
Gum disease and oral cancers are difficult to spot with the untrained eye. Waiting multiple years between check-ups is dangerous because you're letting diseases grow without treatment (unless you have X-Ray vision in which case we'll give you a pass).
Oral diseases affect 3.5 billion people worldwide. They're preventable in the early stages, so just go get your check-up.
This idea directly relates to the reason above. If you think that oral cancer, periodontitis, and gingivitis sound expensive and complicated, you're right. Treatments for these diseases can blow a big hole in your wallet.
Stop these problems in their tracks by taking a detailed look at your teeth and gums twice a year.
The majority of employers offer dental coverage. If you're paying for it already, why not take advantage of these benefits? They don't roll over to the next calendar year, so use them while you can.
Cleaning your teeth is one of the most memorable parts of a check-up. Did you know that stripping your teeth of plaque does a lot more for your health than just making you feel cleaner?
People with plaque buildup are 65% more likely to have dementia. There are also direct links between plaque and pneumonia, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
Your health should be your number one priority. Schedule a dental check-up to reap the benefits we mentioned above. From saving money to preventing serious diseases, there's no reason not to visit us here at Brookmere Dental Group.
Visit our website to view the services available to you and get in touch with one of our professionals. Click here to read our special message to new patients and schedule your appointment today!
There's no boogeyman at the dentist, we promise.