Aside from the obvious health issues, the biggest problem with avoiding the dentist for a while is that it causes a perpetual cycle…
The longer you put it off, the more you dread going. Your thoughts go something like, “Oh gosh, it’s been 2 years since I’ve been to the dentist. I probably have cavities and plaque and who knows what else? It’s going to be expensive and time-consuming and painful and scary…I can’t go!” So you put it off again and those thoughts just keep getting worse.
But, like most things you put off, you should realize that it probably won’t be nearly as bad as you’ve built it up to be in your mind. To ease your worries, we’ve put together a little preview of what you can expect if it’s been a while since you’ve seen us.
We Won’t Yell at You
It’s common for patients who have waited too long to come in feeling a little guilty and ashamed, but there’s no need to worry that we’ll make you feel worse. It’s not our job to lecture you or make you feel bad. In fact, we applaud you for being proactive and making the decision to improve your dental health. Your mom may give you grief, but we never will.
We Will Make You as Comfortable & Relaxed as Possible
We know that many people are nervous about sitting in the dentist’s chair, so we do everything we can to make your experience here as easy and pleasant as we can. Here at One Mag Smile, you can expect to sit in a massaging dental chair with tranquil views of Lake Michigan and a TV mounted specifically for your comfort while you lay back. Furthermore, we’re known for our gentle touch and for making even the most dentist-phobic patients feel at ease.
You May Need a Deep Cleaning
It’s common for patients who haven’t had a professional cleaning in a while to require a deep cleaning since the standard twice annual cleaning won’t be enough to remove the built-up plaque and tartar from the surface and roots of your teeth. This usually requires a couple of appointments, but it’s nothing to be afraid of, and it will set you up for maintaining healthy teeth and gums going forward.
You May Need Cavities Filled
Another treatment you may require after a long gap between visits is cavity filling. This might have been a scary, dreaded thing when you were just a kid, but it’s a very standard treatment that isn’t time consuming or painful.
You’ll Feel Better When You Leave
You’ve probably been carrying around a lot of guilt and worry about the health of your teeth, so coming in and getting the care you need will surely take that weight off your shoulders. You will enjoy the feeling of having clean teeth and the knowledge that you’ve done the right thing for your health.