Brunette woman gets her teeth examined with a special dental mirror at her dentist in Hermitage, TN, during her routine dental visit

5 Reasons Not to Skip the Dentist

When life has you running from one thing to another, you may feel like there’s no extra room in your schedule for something like a trip to the dentist—especially if you feel like there’s nothing wrong with your teeth. We know it’s tempting to skip out on these routine dental visits! Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t delay your dental visits:

  • An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

It’s far easier (not to mention cheaper) to prevent dental issues from developing rather than having to pay for treatment to fix them in the future. By keeping up with your routine dental appointments, you can stop problems from occurring in the first place and you can catch problems while they’re still small.

  • The Necessity of a Trained Eye

Not all dental issues are easily visible by the naked eye, especially if you don’t have specific training in spotting them. It’s also true that not all dental issues cause pain. It may be that you think everything is totally fine with your oral health, but a dental X-ray or a dentist’s trained eye could reveal the opposite. It’s always better to be safe than sorry and leave things in the hands of a professional!

  • The Importance of an Oral Cancer Check

During your regular dental visits, you’ll get a thorough teeth cleaning and an oral cancer screening. The great news is that oral cancer is highly treatable when caught early, so it’s in your best interest to make screenings a fixture in your annual healthcare.

  • The Mouth Is the Gateway to the Body

There’s a strong connection between your oral health and your overall health, and an issue in one can signal or lead to an issue in the other. Your routine dental visit isn’t just to take care of your smile; it will help contribute to a healthy body too!

  • A Healthy Smile Is Priceless

Having great dental health isn’t just good for your dental health. It is also good for your self-confidence! Additionally, your dental visit is a good opportunity to discuss cosmetic treatments that can improve your smile’s appearance. Living life behind a beautiful smile can give you the boost in self-esteem you need.

Ready to book your dental visit? Hermitage Dental Group is ready to welcome you to our office! Contact us today to set up your appointment.


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