Prevent These Six Problems With Dental Hygiene
Have you ever missed a dental hygiene appointment? It can be easy to forget these regularly needed check-ups, which is why we here at Lakota Dental try to remind you to schedule your preventative appointments as early as possible.
Skipping your hygiene appointments can lead to serious and costly issues in the future. Not keeping your oral health as a priority can, in essence, be like agreeing with the following statements:
“Yellow teeth are all the rage.”
During a scheduled cleaning, our team removes surface stains and polishes your teeth to a sparkling shine. Having this completed every six months can help you maintain a whiter smile.
“Gum disease isn’t THAT big of a deal.”
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If caught and diagnosed early by [DR NAME], it can be treated and reversed. As if that wasn’t enough, gum disease can also be linked to heart attacks and strokes. Keep your mouth AND heart healthy with regular hygiene visits.
“I totally WANT to invest in costly dental procedures later on.”
During your regular hygiene appointments, we can detect early warning signs that there may be trouble ahead. Cavities and gum disease can be caught early and easily treated. If left unchecked, they could lead to root canals, gum surgery, and even more costly procedures.
“I’m not super attached to keeping my teeth.”
To maintain oral health and longevity, it’s vital to get your teeth and gums checked carefully every six months during your hygiene appointments. Problems that could result in tooth loss, if caught early, can be treated and possibly reversed.
“I didn’t want to use my insurance benefits anyways.”
Dental insurance typically covers all or most of the cost of preventative appointments. Use your benefits before you lose them and avoid more costly procedures later on.
“People love my bad breath.”
Good oral dental hygiene – including regular check-ups and cleanings – can help prevent halitosis, also known as bad breath. Keep your teeth AND your friends by maintaining a consistent hygiene routine.
These statements might seem ridiculous, but the consequences are real. Missing dental hygiene appointments can result in costly and painful problems later on.
Now is the time to take the first step towards a healthier smile and a healthier you. Call and schedule your next hygiene appointment with Dr. Lakota at (815) 730-9600 today; we have a variety of appointment times available for your convenience!