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Posted on 2/27/2016 by Dr. Call
| Do you think it might be a good idea to visit the dentist, but you are embarrassed by how long it has been? Many people who have taken a time out from their dental care for a while find themselves in this position.
You know the importance of getting your teeth checked regularly, but you are worried about getting a lecture. The simple answer is that you should never be embarrassed to seek out dental care.
Many people forget to have dental exams, and the most important thing is that you are making the decision to get treatment now. Regular dental exams are important in detecting serious health issues like oral cancer.
Additionally, your dentist can help you to maintain good oral health in the future while also correcting problems like gum disease and tooth decay before they have a chance to become more serious problems.
Most dentists are used to working with patients who have not had a checkup in a while, so you should not worry about what he or she will think of you. Dentists are moving away from blaming patients, as they understand that dental health is affected by a variety of factors. Their ultimate goal is to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile, and they understand that by providing you with a positive office experience you’ll be more likely to return.
If you do feel embarrassed about your teeth, make sure that you let your dentist know about your dental anxiety and any other concerns that you might be experiencing. If there is something in particular that has kept you from visiting a dentist in the past, let them know.
Over the course of their careers, dentists will be exposed to a variety of oral health problems, so they have likely seen much worse than what is going on in your mouth. Most importantly, your dentist will not judge you based off of your oral health, and instead, they will work with you to improve your smile.
Please contact us if your embarrassed of your smile; we can help restore your smile today!