We understand that dental appointments can be difficult to keep up with regularly. You and your family are always busy, and it’s easy to let routine appointments fall through the cracks. The problem is, missing dental appointments can quickly become a bad habit. You cancel one appointment, neglect to re-schedule… and then it’s out of your mind.
Skipping dental appointments is a habit you really don’t want to get into. Not only is it bad for your health and well-being, it’ll probably end up costing you a lot of money, too. Seriously! Here are our top four reasons why you should never miss your dental appointment. If you have to cancel, reschedule. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did, because…
Your problem won’t get better on its own
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: dental problems never just “go away.” If you have jaw pain, toothaches, cavities, or anything else, the only way to get better is to see a dentist. In fact, dental problems rarely just stay the same. Issues like tooth decay, gum disease, or cavities will all get worse the longer they go unaddressed. If you have a tooth problem and skip your appointment, that problem is just going to keep getting worse.
Cavities are a perfect example. When you have a cavity, it means tooth decay has worn away part of your tooth. That decay is still stuck in cavity it formed in your tooth. Unless it’s removed, the decay is going to keep rotting away at your teeth. Eventually, it could reach deeper and even more vulnerable parts of your mouth. If you go to your dental appointment, you can wipe out that decay before it gets any worse.
It pays to find problems early
Tooth problems aren’t just bad for your health, either; they’re also bad for your wallet. When something small like tooth decay goes unaddressed for too long, it turns into something big. Root canal big. You could end up paying a lot more (in money, pain, and time) to fix a problem than you would to prevent it. It’s always a better idea to address a tooth problem right away than to let it get worse.
Remember the cavity example from before? Well, if you let that cavity go, it could turn into all kinds of other problems. If it gets bigger, it could compromise the structure of the tooth itself. If the tooth cracked or broke, it would require a filling and a crown. If the decay spread far enough, it could reach the root of your tooth. Then, you would need a root canal, a crown, and a filling. Regular dental appointments are the best way to keep that unpleasant scenario from becoming a reality.
We can prevent bad habits
Believe it or not, there are all sorts of bad dental health habits. Just about everybody has one. In all likelihood, you have a bad habit or two and you don’t even know it. For instance, a lot of our patients over-brush their teeth. They’re just trying to be diligent, but they end up hurting their gums and wearing out their enamel. Other people sip on soda slowly all day long, instead of drinking it all at once.
We’re not trying to shame you; everyone has bad habits they could drop (we use too many parentheses). The point is, when you go to your dentist they can point your bad habits out to you. We can show you why over-brushing is bad for you and teach you how to brush your teeth properly. Just like dental problems themselves, bad dental habits get more costly the longer you indulge them. Come in for your appointment and together, we can break your bad dental habits for good!
You shouldn’t be in pain
This one is obvious: you shouldn’t have to deal with mouth or tooth pain. Ever. It’s not normal or unavoidable. You don’t “deserve” it because of bad habits, your diet, or whatever else. If your teeth, gums, or mouth hurt, then you have a problem. The best way to fix that problem is to ask an expert about it. We’ll be able to figure out why you’re in pain and how to fix it. It’s what we do.
We’re not saying you should have to deal with “a lot” of pain, either. Even minor toothaches or jaw soreness represent a problem. That problem could be as simple as overuse, or minor bruxism, or hard brushing, but it’s a problem nonetheless. Don’t ignore what your mouth tells you. Next time you feel mouth pain, no matter how minor, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Your teeth will thank you.
We’re really not trying to shame you here. Everybody has to cancel appointments; we get that. That’s why ImmdiaDent strives to be available as often as possible.
You can schedule (or re-schedule–oops, this is another parentheses) your next appointment any time from 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week. We even accept walk-ins, in case you end up with some unexpected free time. Your dental health is important enough to make time for, so call today.