Unfortunately, only about 2/3 of Americans visit the dentist regularly. This means that millions of people are letting bacteria and harmful germs stay in their mouths and cause infections. If you are thinking about skipping the dentist here are some of the common excuses people give and why it shouldn’t deter you.
It may feel like going to the dentist will cost you a fortune, but the truth is that if you take good care of your teeth your yearly visit won’t cost much. If you do have insurance, A Beautiful Smile works with many insurance providers to provide you top care at a low-cost price. In some cases, you may not pay a dime! Call us so we can discuss your financial situation.
Some people claim that going to the dentist scares them–a fear usually developed in childhood because of a poor experience. At A Beautiful Smile, we want you to have the best possible experience. If you don’t go to the dentist now, you will probably have to come back when you have a cavity or gum disease. These conditions will probably trigger even more anxiety, so come now for a regular consultation that is pain-free. We are willing to listen to your fears and help make you comfortable. Communication is key!
This is probably one of the worst excuses–a dental exam takes a few hours once a year. Don’t skip out on a practice that could save you thousands in future dental work as well as keep your body healthy. Gum disease is shown to increase the rate of developing heart disease and other health conditions. If you visit the dentist regularly your visits won’t take as long. It’s a win-win.
Fear of Lecture
Some people don’t want to go in because they are afraid that the dentist will make them feel bad about themselves and give a lengthy lecture that has been heard thousands of times. At A Beautiful Smile we like to make sure you feel good about your dental health and will let you know what you are doing right as well as areas for improvement. We never get disappointed in our clients–we just want to make sure that you are doing what you can to promote a healthy smile.