THIS is Why you See the Dentist

dental care | ardmore paFor many people, seeing the dentist is something that tends to fall toward the bottom of their list of things to do. Taking time out of your busy schedule to see the dentist may seem unnecessary. If you are one who experiences dental anxiety, a busy schedule may be no more than a perfect excuse to do something you’d simply prefer to avoid as long as you possibly can. The truth is, there are several benefits that come from seeing the dentist every six months. Here are just a few . . .

  • Two heads are better than one. When it comes to your teeth, it’s more like that second set of eyes that makes the difference. We are sure that you brush your teeth every day, hopefully twice. Flossing is something we would also like to believe that every one of our patients does on a daily basis. Even if you do, there is the possibility that plaque may start to form somewhere that your toothbrush or floss is missing. You won’t see this, but we can.
  • The full details are in your mouth. Part of your dental visit may be a bit of a question and answer session. If we were to ask you if your grind your teeth or clench your jaw, you may adamantly say “No.” However, your teeth may tell us something different. Routine dental care involves a full assessment of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Habits like bruxism may be revealed as something about which you have been unaware.
  • The early bird gets the worm. In this instance, seeing your dentist earlier rather than later can mean the difference between a perfect checkup and the need for restorative care. We like the early bird! It saves our patients time, stress, and money!
  • Overcome fears. One of the most common reasons that people procrastinate when it comes to making dental visits is because they harbor some type of fear. Seeing the dentist every six months is more than facing fear head-on; it is diminishing fear by replacing painful situations with positive experiences.

Your comfort and ongoing oral health are important. Let’s partner to achieve these goals. Call (610) 649-0696 for your visit with Dr. Marshall.

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