Dental Checkup

The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Some children and adults alike fear going to the dentist. If you have dental problems, you may feel as if the dentist always has bad news for you or that each dental checkup leads to a root canal or cavity treatment. However, it is very important that you get regular dental checkup every six months.

If you haven’t already, schedule your next dental checkup today. Appointment times often fill quickly, so you may need to make an appointment for a regular checkup weeks or even months in advance. If you lack insurance, call the office before the appointment to inquire about payment plans or other payment arrangements. Many offices will work with patients on payments or co-payments.

Dental Anxiety

Facing and Conquering Dental Anxiety

Many people feel anxious when facing a dental appointment. This anxiety can be caused by a variety of reasons, including prior negative dental experiences, a fear of pain, or an aversion to a lack of control while undergoing a dental procedure. Dental anxiety can stress people to the point that they refuse to even see a dental professional and may go years without treatment. Delayed appointments can lead to poor oral health, which may necessitate serious dental care in the future. If you suffer from dental anxiety, there are options available to help make your dental experiences less stressful.