Do you know how long it has been since you last went to the dentist?
Six months or less?
A year? Multiple years?
If it has been longer than six months, then it’s time for you to come back. If nothing else, you will benefit from a routine cleaning and examination.
And the longer you wait, the more likely you are to have a serious dental problem.
We are prepared to treat dental emergencies at any Beaumont Family Dentistry, but we would much rather provide you with preventive care, which is much easier on everyone in the long run.
No matter how long you have been putting off coming to the dentist, we will welcome you with open arms. If you live in Central Kentucky, you are within driving distance of one of our three dentist offices in Lexington.
Why People Avoid The Dentist
We can’t list every possible reason that you may not have visited the dentist in the past year or five or since the turn of the century.
We will try address some common excuses, and, hopefully, convince you that it’s time to make an appointment.
◼︎ You Don’t Want To Get Lectured.
We completely understand. We also want to provide the necessary education to help you keep your mouth as healthy as possible, which is why we try to do that in a way that is positive and supportive.
We want you to understand that your oral health is part of your overall health. We make recommendations based on what we would do in your shoes or what we would recommend to one of our relatives.
◼︎ You Have Dental Anxiety.
This is a common fear, and it affects millions of people across the United States. With improvements in modern dentistry and our various comfort options, we do everything we can to make sure your truly feel cared for during your dental care.
We treat patients every day who have dental anxiety, and sedation dentistry is one of the most effective ways of helping patients who might be afraid of the dentist. With three types of sedation, we are confident that we have an option that will work for you.
◼︎ You Think Dental Care Is Too Expensive.
This depends on a lot of things, but we think preventive dental care can save you from much bigger expenses down the road.
If you drive a car, truck, or SUV, you know that your vehicle runs better when you change the oil regularly. If you don’t maintain your vehicle, the parts will wear out faster, and you are more likely to have problems.
The cost of doing routine maintenance is much less than the cost of replacing your engine or getting a new vehicle because yours broke down.
Do you think your teeth are less important or less valuable than your vehicle? Preventive care can keep your gums and teeth healthy for a whole lifetime. If you keep avoiding the dentist, you may be getting closer to a dental emergency, and those are much more expensive than a cleaning.
Last but not least, we encourage you to learn more about our payment options. Preventive dental care may be more affordable than you realize.
◼︎ You Are Worried That You Will Need Dental Work.
For better or worse, you are probably right. The longer you wait to come back to the dentist, the more likely you are to make this a self-fulfilling prophecy.
To use the car analogy again, do you think your mechanic is more likely to notice a problem on a car that has not been maintained in years or a car that has had oil changes, tire rotations, and other basic maintenance?
The longer you stay away from the dentist, the more likely a dental professional is going to notice something like gum disease or tooth decay. Just as important, that problem is more likely to be severe if you stay away for too long.
If you see us sooner rather than later, then we are more likely to spot a problem in the early stages. When this happens, your treatment is less expensive, less invasive, less complicated, and more likely to work.
Don’t Delay, Call Today
We see patients from all over Central Kentucky in our dentist offices in Lexington. Our staff looks forward to meeting new patients, and we enjoy helping people. That’s one of the reasons we do what we do.
We strive to make you feel cared for when you receive dental care at any Beaumont Family Dentistry location. We encourage you to stop by in person and find out for yourself.
We believe after you’ve met us, you will feel more comfortable making your appointment. You can contact us by calling the location closest to you or following the link for that location to fill out our online form.