We know all about how people sometimes feel about dentists. We hear it all the time, even from our own friends and family. But we understand. It’s not always comfortable to sit with your mouth open, not sure what’s going on in there. But, things have changed with dentists and their patients. It’s more common nowadays to hear people say they love their dentist. How can that be?
Below are six good reasons patients can actually love their dentist:
1 A Good Dentist Prioritizes Your Comfort and Makes Visits Stress-Free
Dental procedures sometimes come with a risk of some discomfort. Good dentists recognize this, and are trained and ready to do everything possible to minimize any discomfort. This means using painless techniques for cleaning your teeth and gums and for other non-invasive treatments, like tooth whitening. For other procedures, such as filling a dental cavity, it may mean providing you with pain relief before a procedure. The dentist may even offer the option of sedation for more anxious patients.
However, the best way to avoid pain is regular care. After your regular cleaning, you dentist or hygienist can teach you how to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease with daily care at home. And, if you do have problems, the dentist can catch them early before they cause serious pain. So, going to the dentist actually means less pain and discomfort, not more!
2 Avoid Embarrassing Bad Breath and Bad Teeth
Do you brush, floss, and use mouthwash every day, and still suffer from bad breath? That can be embarrassing and discouraging. A common culprit is gum disease or another oral health problem. A good dentist can help you get to the root of the issue and resolve it, leaving you with healthier teeth and fresher breath.
With good dental care your teeth will be whiter and your smile brighter. Your dentist can replace lost teeth, repair broken ones or straighten crooked ones. With regular dental care, you’ll be less likely to experience tooth loss which can affect your looks and your health as well as make you feel embarrassed when you smile.
3 Enjoy the Lifetime Benefits of Good Oral Health
The health of your teeth and gums affects your oral health as well as your overall health, including heart health. It can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime and avoid pain associated with decaying or damaged teeth and gum disease. And, getting regular dental cleanings and checkups not only keeps your mouth healthy, it can also save you money because you may avoid extensive repair work for problems that were left too long unaddressed.
4 Your Dentist is Your First Line of Defense against Oral Cancer
Oral cancer screenings are simple and a part of regular dental care. Oral tumors can grow inside of a person’s mouth for a long time before displaying any symptoms, but a dentist can help catch problems early. Most people will not notice tumors until they are advanced, and medical doctors don’t regularly screen for oral cancer, so your dentist is your vital partner in this painless and simple, but important, routine.
5 Get Great Advice on Dental Care that Fits Your Lifestyle
A good dentist will spend time with you to explain what is happening with your dental care, and explain your dental health to you. They may recommend the best techniques and tools for brushing, flossing or other home care that will address your particular situation. They can even recommend the right toothbrush for you. With a good dental care team on your side, you can take worry and dental pain off your list and get on with more important things in your life.
6 Today’s Dentistry Is Better Than Ever
Everyone has seen an old movie where the dentist is yanking out a bad tooth with pliers. Ok, that was probably a comedy, but many people still have that feeling about dentists. In reality, dentistry today uses advanced technology and refined techniques that make dental care better, faster, more pain-free, and easier than ever. Techniques like laser dentistry can accomplish some procedures without using a numbing agent (no injection). CAD-CAM technology that takes a detailed digital scan of your tooth means you can get a dental crown or even a dental implant in a day. These and many more techniques give dentists and patients many ways to make sure you have a full set of healthy teeth that make you feel good and look good.
Balle & Associates is a Dentist You Can Love
At Balle & Associates we take the time to understand and care for our patients’ needs and concerns. We prioritize our most important job – keeping our patients’ smiles healthy and glowing. To help patients feel comfortable, we go over their treatment with them and explain what we are going to do. We offer a wide range of dental treatments and financing is available, making the whole process easier.
Even if you have avoided dentists in the past, you’ll feel welcome at Balle & Associates. If you are searching for a dentist you can trust, we welcome you to contact us at Balle & Associates in Las Vegas, where we will make you feel part of the family.