Some people ask ask themselves, “why do I need a dentist?” The reasons they feel they don’t need one are:
Here is how the the sedation dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care answer.
I don’t have a toothache
Just because you don’t have a toothache, doesn’t mean there isn’t trouble brewing below the surface. Many tooth problems start in areas not able to be seen without benefit of an x-ray or a dental checkup. A cavity could be developing and you may not have a toothache yet because it hasn’t reached the root (yet).
Regular dental check-ups can prevent having to deal with the pain of a toothache and see underneath existing crowns and fillings and between the teeth.
I don’t have any cavities
The next time you ask, why do I need a dentist, consider this: A cavity can form between teeth in areas you simply cannot see without a dental x-ray. Cavities also begin as small lesions in a tooth that can quickly blossom into a bigger problem that needs more than a filling; it could mean an extraction and then a dental implant to replace the tooth.
I brush and floss every day
Brushing and flossing regularly are the best lines of defense in keeping your teeth healthy, but brushing and flossing alone aren’t enough.
Regular dental check-ups prevent dental issues before they start. Also, if you have underlying health issues such as diabetes, caring for your teeth and gums is especially important.
Reasons why you should see a dentist every six months includes:
Your smile is an important part of your overall appearance. The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care in East Aurora and Amherst, New York work with patients to keep their smiles white and bright for a lifetime.
Advances in dental care also mean our patients don’t have to live with chipped, missing or misshapen smiles. We offer these services, in addition to regular dental check-ups to give you a bright, white smile for a lifetime:
If you’ve been avoiding the dentist out of fear or because you don’t think you have any dental health issues, call our office today to schedule a free dental check up.