Talking with Us During Your Visits Helps Ensure You Get the Care You Need
Posted on 3/25/2019 by Kelly Hong
Did you know that over three-quarters of the population of the US experiences some fear when they have to visit the dentist?
Also, 25% of Americans don't go to the dentist because they are afraid of pain? That is a large number of people who are afraid of visiting someone who can be vital to their health. Regular visits to the dentist help you to be your best, healthy self.
So how do you make sure that you get the best care possible? By communicating with us about what you need! If you communicate with us, we can help you get the best care possible for your teeth and gums.
Communication Is Key We're not sure if you know this, but dentists are not mind readers. We can see your teeth and gums during our exams of course, but if you don't let us know if you are having problems, we can't come up with a solution for you.
In addition to letting us know when you have an issue with your mouth, you need to let us know how long you may have had a problem. These answers are important to us, because they help us help you have the healthiest smile possible.
We really need to know about your problems with your dental health, because your dental health has an effect on your overall health. Did you know that gum disease can worsen the risk of infections in your mouth? Gum disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and a worsening of symptoms of diabetes and dementia.
In addition, if you don't visit the dentist, we won't be able to spot problems before they become worse. Often, the most vital tool in your arsenal to defeat oral cancer is your dentist, who can spot warning signs early.
Why not start the communication process with us by giving us a call today? We'd love to talk to you about your dental health.