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8 Reasons Why you Should Not Be Afraid of Going to The Dentist

Afraid of Going to The Dentist

When the dentist asks you to open your mouth and does an examination with instruments, you may feel so apprehensive you want to scream. Most people have this experience only from watching dentist visits on television.  Scenes from television shows can cause fear and worry that going to the dentist hurts. But this is not the truth.

Ideally, you should visit your dentist every six months, and if you are facing a dental issue, you can visit more frequently. The idea is to keep the potential dental problems away. If you are one of those people who are afraid to go to the dentist, this blog is for you.

Reasons, Why Your Dentist Visits Need Not Be Scary

There are certain reasons why you should not delay your next visit to your dentist in Chandler.

Reason #1

When you are ill, you go to the doctor. But what if your doctor warns you beforehand that you are going to be sick and prescribes medication to ward off the disease? Wouldn’t that be good?

That’s what dentists do. They don’t wait for your teeth to become full of cavities, plaque, and gingivitis, but if you regularly visit them, they can warn you beforehand about potential problems such as discoloration, yellowing teeth, pre-cavities, and gingivitis. So, visiting the dentist regularly keeps dental problems away.

Reason #2

The equipment doesn’t hurt. The light you see hovering above your head, the small mouth mirror, or the dental probe is not painful. They help dentists to examine every corner of the mouth. If you won’t allow them to examine, how are they going to find out the problem?

Reason #3

Are you afraid of noisy cleaning tools? It doesn’t hurt. The fear is in your head. Because fear drives people away and impacts their overall health, dentists are trying to help you overcome your fear. Remember, a tooth that is not clean is easier to treat than a decayed tooth. To avoid more pain and discomfort in the future, schedule your next dentist appointment now.

Reason #4

Do you know that dental problems increase the risk of heart failure? Yes, it’s true. Jonathan B. Levine is an associate professor at NYU School Of Dentistry.  He is researching the relationship between dental problems and other diseases. As per her research, the cleaner and healthier your mouth are, the lesser your chances of getting heart disease.

It is also said that your mouth reflects your overall health. If your mouth isn’t healthy, so is your body. So, to protect your heart and overall health, visit your dentist in Chandler today.

Reason #5

Is your experience with a dentist holding you back? Don’t worry, not all dentists are the same. Most dentists consider your comfort as the topmost priority. If you are in extreme pain, or you feel anxious looking at the tools, they will immediately stop. If you can’t tolerate pain, they can always suggest sedatives. 

At Peace of Mind Dental Studio, patient comfort is the priority. You can be assured of getting the best treatments and the gentlest dentists who aim to give you empathetic oral care, and stress-free treatments.

Reason #6

Do you brush your teeth twice a day and floss them regularly? If yes, then the risk of you getting a dental problem is low, but it isn’t enough. Brushing and flossing provide limited oral care. It isn’t the overall cleaning that your dentist provides.

Professional cleaning involves cleaning your gum line and removing any built-up plaque and calculus that house bacteria and are the cause of cavities. It is accompanied by scaling teeth and polishing if you are ready to spend extra to give your teeth a beautiful stain-free shiny smile. 

Reason #7

Do you know a regular dental visit and cleaning costs you only $150-$200? If your teeth have cavities, filling costs approx. $450-$500. Root Canals, crowns, veneers, dental implants, etc., are even costlier. So, the sooner you visit your dentist, the more you will save on dental care costs. If you don’t have insurance, which you should have, these costs are quite burdensome.

Reason #8

Dentists are your friend. They aim to solve your problems and lessen the pain you are experiencing. They have your best interests at heart. So, visit them, and even if you have the slightest pain or discomfort, be honest with them. It will save your beautiful smile.

Choose The Best Dentist in Chandler

Peace of Mind Dental Studio is known for its professional dentists who can help you overcome your anxiety and panic and offer you quality dental care. They help you to smile confidently and boldly again. The stress-reducing tools they offer have inspired even kids to make regular dental visits and spread awareness among their peers. For every kind of dental procedure, including implants, crowns, bridges, Invisalign, veneers, etc., visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio today.

Written by Dr. Silverman

Dr. Silverman is the co-founder of Peace of Mind Dental, a Chandler Arizona, general dentistry practice.