Today, it seems as though “busyness” is the name of the game. We are busy during the week because of work. We are busy during the weekends trying to get everything done that we can’t do during the week. Busy is the New Black, and it could be causing a lot more problems than we imagine. Is your busy lifestyle keeping you from seeing the dentist as often as you should? Do routine visits seem like something that can be put off for a better time?
Here’s why seeing the dentist is one of the best things you can do:
- Hidden secrets. You may brush and floss with reckless abandon, making sure to cover every surface, front, back, and in between. If you do, you deserve a good, long pat on the back. Brushing and flossing a an absolute must because, without these tasks, oral bacteria would quickly take over and dominate the little world that is your mouth. The fact is, though, that plaque, that invisible, sticky biofilm, starts to accumulate at extraordinary speed. Because your dentist observes your teeth using magnification, there is a better chance at finding hidden plaque and tartar that you cannot see at home.
- Tackle small issues. Even if you don’t know the phrase “make a mountain out of a molehill,” you can understand the idea behind this old saying. Why make a big issue out of something small. We say, why allow a bigger issue to develop when being proactive can keep you in molehill status. On that note . . .
- Tackle dental-related anxiety. Do you feel anxious when you need to see the dentist? Is that because you wait until something is telling you it needs repair to make an appointment? A lot of people approach dentistry this way, so don’t feel bad if you do, too. However, consider the alternative. When you visit our Sherwood office every six months, there is a far greater chance that your appointments will be quick and comfortable – no repairs needed!
Would you like to create a new pattern for your oral health? We are happy to help you. Call New Smiles at (503) 925-9595.