04 Jan Overcome Dental Anxiety
Many of our Yuba City and Marysville dental patients experience some form of dental anxiety and this is completely normal. However, some patients put off dental care reasoning, “No pain, no problem.” Is this really true when it comes to dental care?
While it’s true that mouth and tooth pain is an indicator of a problem that needs immediate attention, it’s not wise to neglect regular preventative dental care, even if your teeth “feel” fine. A healthy mouth is crucial to having a healthy body, and pain or discomfort doesn’t start until it’s too late! According to the American Dental Association and Centers for Disease Control, research indicates a strong link to gum disease and cardiovascular health. Regular dental care, with exams and cleanings twice a year, is an important way to prevent big dental complications that affect overall health.
Start a good daily oral care routine at home now to minimize dental chair anxiety. By brushing twice a day and flossing every night before you go to bed, you are the first person in control of your dental care! By doing so, you experience more confidence at your next dental appointment when you are able tell our Yuba City family dentist you do floss and brush daily. Daily oral care prevents plaque from building up and creating dental calculus, also known as tartar. As a result, your dental cleanings become quicker and easier.
If you have not visited the dentist for an extended period of time, resolve to schedule an appointment with the Yuba City Dental Group today to prevent dental complications and additional treatment bills. We understand patients sometimes have allowed regular dental check ups to lapse because they have moved, lost dental coverage or just been busy. This may cause even more dental anxiety, but don’t worry, our dental professional are not here to judge! When our valued dental patients experience anxiety, good communication is key. Tell us your concerns and we will take care to be extra gentle if you have not visited in awhile. Dental sedation is also an excellent choice available to patients for regular cleanings, in addition to more complicated procedures.
Start the new year off right by making your dental health a priority! If you have questions about your new dental insurance coverage, we are happy to answer them. Schedule your appointment today to enjoy a healthy mouth in 2018!