Four Reasons to Visit Our Dentists Soon

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You already know that you need to take care of your teeth.

The health of your mouth can affect you on physical and emotional levels. It’s why we are taking a moment today to discuss some reasons you may want to visit one of our three dental offices in Lexington, KY sooner rather than later.

You already know that you should be brushing, flossing, and getting regular dental checkups as part of your normal oral hygiene routine. And to be fair, if you neglect any of those things, you will be more likely to have some of the problems we will mention below.

Regardless, you have the power to get your mouth back to a healthy condition and to keep it there. You can start by paying us a visit a Beaumont Family Dentistry. We are ready to help at any of our locations in Beaumont Centre Circle, Hamburg, and Leestown.

With that in mind, here are four reasons you may want to give us a call today!

1. School Starts Soon

You’ve been told countless times that visiting the dentists for regular checkups is a good idea for the sake of your oral health. As a parent, you also want to encourage healthy habits in your kids.

With the start of the new school year just a few weeks away, now is a great time to schedule professional dental cleanings for your entire family. Preventive care is the best way to deal with issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

You don’t want those problems, so doing things that will help you avoid them (like making dental visits part of your normal routine) are important. If you develop either of those problems, regular trips to the dentist give us a much better opportunity to find them early. At this stage, treatment is both more effective and less expensive.

The start of the school year also can be a good reminder to get a dental exam (pun intended). Every year, children in the United States miss 51 million hours of instruction because of dental problems.

Besides, how much busier are you going to be when your kids need to get to school and get shuttled to various practices and other activities when classes resume. Come see us now, when it’s easier to fit in your schedule.

2. You Have Tooth Pain

If your mouth is causing you pain, then you already have a problem.

Your teeth should not hurt. Some people’s teeth hurt when they try to eat. Some people have teeth pain as a result of infections or injuries.

No matter the reason, you need to get help as soon as possible if you have a toothache or you’ve noticed your teeth have become more sensitive. These can be symptoms of tooth infections, and these are pains that are not going to go away on their own.

Our trained professionals have the education, experience, and skill to get rid of your problems. In case you are feeling a little anxious, you should know that we also offer dental sedation to keep you pain-free and relaxed during your treatment.

3. You Try to Hide Your Teeth

Few of us have perfect smiles, but some of us are much more self-conscious about those flaws.

What you may not realize is that your feelings about your teeth can affect every aspect of your life. This can affect your confidence, and it can change how (or even if) you interact with people.

We can’t tell you how many people have come to our office who couldn’t talk to us unless they cover their mouth with their hand. Other people would mumble because they opened their mouths as little as possible, so we couldn’t see their teeth.

We’re used to this. We aren’t judging anyone based on their teeth. We just want to help you have a happy, healthy smile.

However, these same behaviors might seem off-putting if you were applying for a job, attending a social event, or going on a date. Indeed, you might feel compelled to avoid those situations entirely depending on how strongly you felt about your teeth.

With the help of cosmetic dentistry, you can transform your smile. We can help, whether you want your teeth to be straighter or whiter, you want to want close gaps between your teeth, or you want to repair teeth that are chipped or cracked. We have treatment options that can help with all of these issues. We even combine multiple treatments to give you a complete smile makeover.

4. You Are Pregnant

First, let us say congratulations if you are pregnant. Whether you are having your first, second, or fifth child, a new addition to your family is a blessing.

Second, as amazing and rewarding as being a parent can be, the changes to your body during pregnancy can increase your risk of oral health problems. Specifically, women who are pregnant have an increased risk of gum disease. That makes your routine dental care particularly important during this time of your life.

When you are pregnant, your body releases hormones that help create a better environment for your baby to grow and develop. That’s a good thing. As it turns out, those hormones also create a better place for the bacteria that cause gum infections.

If you notice the symptoms of gum disease such as red, swollen gums or bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth, please schedule an appointment with us right away. We want to help you keep your smile for many years to come.

We Want to See Your Smile

Your smile is a reflection of who you are. You want it to be as healthy as possible. You want it to look its best, too.

Our team can help. To make an appointment at any Beaumont Family Dentistry office or to learn more about our many services, start by calling the location closest to you: