Are You Safe, or Will You Be Sorry?
You’re familiar with the saying,
“It’s better to be safe than sorry.”
But do you actually live by it?
We all know we should be playing it safe, especially when it comes to our health, but sometimes it’s easy to forget why we need to be safe, and we end up being sorry. Let us remind you why you want to be safe and not sorry when it comes to your oral health.
Play It Safe…
While your ever-working teeth are amazingly durable, they are by no means indestructible. To get the best long-term use out of your smile, preventative maintenance is a must. The American Dental Association (ADA) states to maintain your optimal oral health you need regular dental visits at intervals determined by your dentist. It’s been noted that a professional cleaning and oral health examination twice a year goes a long way to maintaining a healthy smile. Regular six-month visits allow us to discover issues you might not yet even feel or see. These can include cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. Discovering them at the beginning stages allows us to treat them at a manageable stage.
…So You Don’t Have to be Sorry
Unfortunately, sometimes a check-up every 6 months just isn’t enough for some mouths. Several factors can put you at a higher risk for various dental or oral issues. Talk to Dr. Lodding about the possibility of increasing the frequency of your visits if you:
- are a diabetic,
- currently suffer from gum disease,
- have a weak immune response to bacterial infections, or
- have a stronger tendency to get cavities or build up plaque.
Do you want to be able to play it safe, but something else is stopping you in your tracks? Often, that “something else” is fear. Dental anxiety is not an uncommon phenomenon, which is why Dr. Lodding is prepared to help you. For sedation dentistry Elgin’s Smile for Life Dental ensures your fears are put to sleep. If you’re interested, read more about our sedation dentistry and if it is the right choice for you.
It’s time to play it safe! Contact Smile for Life Dental now to schedule your next appointment.