Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA
You look at what’s upcoming on your calendar, and there it is… an upcoming dental check-up. Making it to the dentist isn’t always easy. Maybe a dental visit feels like a hassle because of your busy schedule. Maybe you’re worried about payment, and don’t have dental insurance. Or maybe you’re one of the millions of Americans who experience feelings of anxiety or fear about going to the dentist. Whether you’re tempted by one of these reasons, or some other factor, to cancel your upcoming dental appointment, we have one piece of advice: don’t. Laser Dentistry of Erie wants to give you three reasons why you should keep your next check-up as scheduled. You would be surprised to learn how important this life-saving checkup could be.
Rescheduling might not be easy
Think you’re too busy to make time for a dental appointment every six months? Well, dentists at the top of their field usually have a packed schedule of appointments. Rescheduling may require waiting several weeks, or even multiple months before you can be seen. If you already have a problem with your oral health that hasn’t been identified yet, that issue is only going to get worse by the time you actually make it in to see your dentist.
The mouth is the window to the body
A problem with your dental health can be indicative of a problem with your overall health and wellness. Specifically, gum disease can be a symptom of another inflammatory disease, such as diabetes. Untreated gum disease, meanwhile, can almost double your risk of heart disease, according to data compiled by the American Academy of Periodontology. Furthermore, your dentist may discover other life-threatening ailments such as oral cancer, Crohn’s disease, and sleep apnea. In short, keeping an eye on your dental health can save you from some potentially serious issues down the line—not to mention while also protecting you against tooth decay, tooth loss, and other issues related directly to the mouth. It’s just as important to keep all your dental appointments as scheduled, not just regular check-ups. Have all the procedures your dentist recommends, as they are scheduled, to prevent these issues becoming more advanced.
High-quality dental care is worth keeping on your calendar
We understand that life is stressful and sometimes the last thing you want to do is go to the dentist. While you may be tempted to forgo your six-month dental check-ups, the risks aren’t worth it. These visits may seem like an expense that you don’t want to spend money on right now, but check-ups help you save money because you’ll avoid more extensive and more costly dental treatments down the road. Stay comfortable, confident, and healthy when it comes to your smile. This is yet another reason why you should maintain all your appointments as scheduled.
Six-month dental check-up in Erie
The American Dental Association advises that everyone receives a dental check-up once every six months. You can trust Dr. Albert Starr and his team of dental professionals to provide the highest level of care. Schedule a consultation today at our state-of-the-art office in Erie by calling (814) 825-2615.
Laser Dentistry of Erie serves patients in Erie, Harborcreek, and Millcreek in Pennsylvania.