Why Putting Off Your Dental Care Is An Expensive Choice
Going to the dentist isn’t on the top of everyone’s list, but there are a few reasons why it’s an important choice to make the trip at least a couple of times each year.
Catching dental problems early means it’s more affordable to correct them. In some cases they may even be completely reversible on your own! Early decay starts out as demineralized enamel that is usually only treated with fluoride. But, if you wait too long, that demineralization turns into a cavity.
Treating your cavities or broken teeth should be done as early as possible. Otherwise the tooth structure continues to break down and decay, causing a larger portion of the tooth to be compromised. What is only a filling on one day may become a root canal and a crown a few months later.
Comfort is something that a good dentist will take seriously. Even if you’re nervous about having dental work done, there are ways to help calm your nerves and enjoy a positive experience. Options like nitrous oxide work quickly and are completely reversible within just a few minutes after the procedure.
If it’s been 6 months (or longer) since your last dental visit, it’s time to schedule an appointment today! Battle Creek Family Dentistry is always accepting new patients. Call us at (269) 968-4366 to book your family’s first visit with us.