Preventative Dentistry Can Save You Money and Pain in the Long Run
Boutique Dentistry for Nashville, Tennessee
Some people believe that brushing and flossing is the only type of preventative measure they need to keep their teeth healthy. Unfortunately, that’s just not true. Of course, brushing and flossing keep your teeth cleaner than if you didn’t yet issues still occur.
Your genetic makeup and tooth density primarily determine the care needs for your smile. Since brushing and flossing simply cannot do all the work, you’ll need to see your dentist for preventative dentistry.
Preventing Big Fixes
If you go several years without seeing your dentist, your mouth may have a world of trouble from cavities to root canals. Though you think you are saving money by staying home and brushing your teeth, you are actually putting yourself at a higher risk for large payouts in the future.
Alternately, visiting your dentist every six months will keep your teeth healthy and clean. Dr. White cares about your smile and wants to prevent full mouth reconstructions, which is why he wants to see you on a regular basis.
With routine cleanings in addition to your regular brushing and flossing, your teeth will remain beautiful. Additionally, your dentist will be able to catch any other problems such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) or periodontal (gum) disease.
Catching Problems at the Beginning
The biggest benefit of visiting your dentist regularly is that we’ll be able to catch the problems you can’t see yet. In other words, we can fill a small cavity before you are experiencing terrible pain. This is highly beneficial to our patients because if your teeth deteriorate too much, you’ll have to either get a root canal or have the tooth pulled.
With preventative care, there is no need for the pain or discomfort of more serious issues. And, regular dental visits will save you money on dental implants and mouth reconstruction.
Does the Dentist Scare You?
If your dental anxiety prevents you from seeing your dentist, you’re not alone. We can help. First of all, it is much, much scarier to get treatment for cavities than it is to go in for regular cleanings. Additionally, our staff here at Center for Advanced Dentistry can help with dental anxiety.
We actually see dental anxiety often in new patients. However, with sedation dentistry and NuCalm technology, we can watch the anxiety ease away. Some patients even enjoy coming to the dentist thereafter.