The Best Dentistry is No Dentistry
The more dental work you have done, the more likely you will need more dental work in the future, as nothing holds up as well as your own natural tooth structure. In medicine and dentistry, we strive to reproduce nature’s design but fall well short of it.
If you have a tooth removed, you are more likely to lose another, as the rest of your teeth shift, making it more likely they will develop cavities and gum disease.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! In its initial stages, a “cavity” and gum disease can be reversed! Do not wait until you know there is a problem to see the dentist—the earlier in the disease process that we catch a problem, the easier and less costly it is to fix. Less is better, when it comes to dental work.
How Often Should I See the Dentist?
Different people are prone to different diseases to varying degrees. The frequency at which you should visit the dental office to prevent mouth problems is based on your individualized susceptibility to gum disease and tooth decay.
The frequency at which you should see the hygienist for a cleaning depends on how likely you are to develop active gum disease. Unfortunately, 80% of the adult population has gum disease and does not even know it! Fortunately, insurance companies usually cover the treatment and prevention of gum disease.
The frequency at which you should see the dentist at your cleaning appointment depends mainly on how prone you are to cavities, which also determines the frequency of X-rays.
When dental insurance plans say you can see your dentist every 6 or 7 or 9 months, they are referring to a check up by your dentist, NOT how often you can have a cleaning.
All our treatment and prevention options are tailored to your specific needs.
Do Not Take Your Health for Granted—You May Lose It!
It is human nature NOT to value those things that are free. Unfortunately, most people take their health for granted because it is “free”. Our daily actions assume our health will always be there, and we get caught up in the daily grind, often neglecting our health. However, we know better: if you do not take care of it, you will lose it! Think long term; live healthy. How you treat your body now is how your body will treat you in the future!
It is all about priorities. Most would agree that health should be their number one priority. Without your health, NOTHING else matters. How much time on a weekly basis do you spend taking care of your physical, mental, emotional and dental needs? The amount of time and effort spent on different aspects of our lives should be in line with our priorities.