When you talk with friends or family members about your smile, perhaps because you know it’s time for dental care but you really don’t feel like scheduling an appointment, you come up with some rationalizations. Namely, you determine that since your teeth feel just fine and there’s no pain, there’s probably not a thing to worry about! While we appreciate this thought, it’s not an accurate one. Let’s help you understand why living by this philosophy will certainly not be to your advantage.
Comfortable Today, Uncomfortable Tomorrow
When you speak with us during dental care visits, you will quickly learn that we look at your smile care through a lens of care today for comfort and oral health tomorrow and well into the future. It’s often hard to look so far down the road but it’s actually very important. By preventing and treating even simple cavities right now, you are setting yourself up for a smile that’s healthy and complete years and decades into the future. Remember:
- You could have a cavity right now but it doesn’t hurt. If you ignore it, it can become very large or cause an infection. A tooth that initially required a simple filling can end up requiring a root canal or we might even need to remove it due to neglect.
- Seeing us for preventive cleanings and checkups allows you to avoid the aforementioned complex problems and care, while you instead maintain a healthy, strong smile.
Keep Reminding Yourself: No Pain Is Best
We encourage you to stop relying on the idea that pain will let you know when something is wrong, as mentioned. Your goal should be to keep your smile feeling good by practicing dental care at home and with our team.
Protect Teeth From Pain And Problems With Prevention
Don’t assume that you should wait until teeth hurt to see us for dental care. Protect your smile by avoiding damage with consistent prevention. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.