The Importance of Regular Checkups
So many people avoid going to the dentist for regular checkups. Why? The list is endless. Wayne Dentistry will not be deterred, though; we have a response for every excuse.
Excuse #1: “It’s Painful!”
Even if they have excruciating tooth sensitivity, people will put off going to the dentist simply because they anticipate feeling more pain. For some, it’s not the pain that keeps them away, but the anxiety they experience. At Wayne Dentistry, Dr. Handel and team understand this and offer sedation dentistry as an option. Sedation dentistry can dull the pain receptors and minimize the anxiety of your visit, making excuse number one BOGUS!
Excuse #2: “It’s Expensive!”
We want dental care to be available to all, regardless of financial means. The best way to avoid costly treatments is to see your dentist twice a year for preventative care; those who don’t often end up paying more in the long run. If you have dental insurance, your plan likely includes two free checkups per year and partially covers restorative and emergency treatments. Wayne Dentistry is happy to take care of the hassle for you by billing your insurance company directly. If insurance is not an option, we also accept major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Excuse #3: “Dental Care Isn’t Important!”
There is a direct correlation between dental health and overall health. Seeing your Wayne dentist at least twice a year allows him to check for gingivitis (which is linked to heart disease), oral cancers, sleep apnea, or other health concerns that you may not even be aware of. Furthermore, seeing your dentist regularly encourages you to practice healthy oral health habits like brushing two to three times per day and flossing daily.
Dr. Handel and his team should be viewed like any other member of your healthcare team. With regular visits, they can help you maintain your dazzling smile and help you avoid serious dental problems in the future. To schedule your checkup, contact our office today.