I once had a conversation with a friend who said he hadn’t been to the dentist in 8 years. “My teeth never hurt!” was his reasoning for bypassing regular check-ups. This mentality is dangerous and often leads to long-term damage in the mouth. Disease and decay often take place without any noticeable pain. The problems that can occur inside your mouth need to be checked for by a dentist regularly. This means scheduling visits every 6 months or year at most. Here is a list of a few oral conditions that can be non-symptomatic in early stages:
• Oral cancer
• Periodontal disease – affects the soft and hard structures that support teeth
• Tooth decay (leading to a root canal or extraction)
• Oral pathology – diseases of tissues, jaws, salivary glands, etc.
The other reason people avoid going is because of the “ignorance is bliss” mindset. They either don’t want to pay for what work may need to be done or they are just plain afraid of the dentist. WE UNDERSTAND! Here is a little secret: The more frequently you visit the dentist, the more prevention work can be done and procedures like root canals can be avoided! Monitoring and preventing these problems will also save you a LOT of money! We promise it is worth it. Let Page Family Dentistry save you money and stress by treating you regularly. We specialize in family friendly, fast, pain-free cleanings and procedures. You never know, you might even have FUN! Schedule an appointment today by visiting www.bountifulfamilydental.com. See you soon!