Don’t Avoid The Dentist

No one really enjoys going to the dentist. No one loses sleep due to excitement the night before their scheduled trip to the dentist. It’s actually just the opposite. Fear of dentist, called Dentophobia, is actually a fairly common occurrence. It can be expensive, uncomfortable, and stressful; some people are even so terrified of dental visits that there are websites set up to help people deal with dental phobia. It’s important to relinquish yourself of these fears because seeing the dentist twice a year is imperative, especially in today’s day and age. In the long run, avoiding the dentist for whatever reason can end up making things much worse. I want to quickly discuss a few reasons to stop avoiding the dentist and at the same time, hopefully relieve some dental stress or anxiety you may be feeling right now. 

1. Even if you brush and floss twice daily and have fantastic oral hygiene, complications may still exist.

If you are someone who has some sort of dental anxiety, you may have great at-home oral care in hopes to avoid a dental appointment. Unfortunately, genetics play a leading role in the increased chance of the development of many diseases or conditions. If you see a dentist regularly, he or she can see the  signs of cavities or gum disease in the first or early stages of progression. Also, your cleanings with your dentist go above and beyond your normal everyday brushing and flossing.

2. Dental appointments are much more comfortable than the once were.

Throughout the years, dentistry has continued to grow and develop- just like any other branch of medicine. We’ve developed new and practical ways to treat our patients to ensure their relaxation and comfort. We’ve made it easy to talk to us and feel comfortable asking any questions you may have. We don’t enjoy causing anxiety or pain and will always work at your speed. Although you may think differently, you will feel at ease in our office from the moment you walk in until the second you leave.

3. Avoiding the dentist = More cost over time

More a large majority, many people only schedule an appointment when a problem begins to arise. This can also be in part to dental insurance or financial problems, but either way, it’s important to keep up-to-date on your 6 month appointments. When you notice a problem beginning to occur, the deterioration process (in many cases) is already in full swing. Filling a small cavity will cost you much less than filling a larger, more progressive one. If you find yourself needing dental care but can’t afford it, many offices (like ours) offer dental savings or financing programs that will help lighten your load.

If you have any questions or special requests, we are always here to assist and comfort you. Know anyone who has been putting off their dental care needs? Give us a call and we can schedule a time for that person to come in or talk to he/she in person before scheduling a consultation. Remember: For every patient referral you send us, we’ll reward you with $50 cash! Can’t beat that!

-The Aspen Dental Team

(303) 399-0400