As you know, there are those dental care treatments that are considered elective because you may elect or simply choose them for yourself because you want them (but there are not necessarily going to be consequences without them). Such treatments tend to cause a bit of confusion for patients because the lack of need means it’s all about personal preference! Before you go down the rabbit’s hole of figuring out whether elective care is ever smart, important, etc., our Southlake, TX team would like you to consider that sometimes, elective care is much more beneficial than you might have thought!
It’s Often A Serious Confidence Booster
When we talk about elective dental care, this can include cosmetic care treatments that help your smile look better. As you know, it is not essential for the state of your oral health that your smile look beautiful. However, if you choose a treatment to do so, such as teeth whitening, bonding, or veneers, you are going to be doing some serious good for your self esteem. Why not say yes to a confidence boost if you need one?
It’s A Nice Incentive For Addressing Required Care
In some cases, patients are very excited about elective dental care and have no hesitation regarding choosing it. However, as you may have learned, just because you are emotionally ready for it doesn’t mean you’re a good candidate! We encourage you to remember that you can use elective care to your advantage if you have some other essential care that you need to accomplish first. Rely on that treatment you really want (such as teeth whitening) as your motivational incentive to get those other areas of care completed!
Sometimes It Can Remove (Future) Oral Health Risks
You may wish to consider the fact that wisdom teeth removal for teeth that do not appear to present an immediate threat is considered elective dental care. You don’t necessarily need it but you may choose it if you wish. Why might you do such a thing, you ask? Well, with wisdom teeth, there is always some risk that they will cause problems down the line. Caring for them alone can be challenging, which can lead to issues like decay or infection. By electing to remove them, you remove all possible risk!
Plan Elective Smile Care With Us
Come in to see our team soon to learn more about how you may improve your smile through elective dental treatments that can promote better oral health or that may enhance your smile’s beauty. 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.