“No, my friend, I am not drunk. It is that I have been to the dentist and I need not go again for six months. It is a beautiful thought,” Agatha Christie once wrote in The Patriotic Murders. Christie expresses a sentiment that is all too familiar: going to the dentist is the worst. But the sad fact is, around 1/4 of people ages 20 to 44 have untreated cavities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more than half of people over 30 years old have periodontitis – a mouth disease. Whether we want to face it or not, our local dentist should be fixed into our annual, if not biannual, schedule.
Finding a dentist is hard but finding an emergency dentist can be even harder. It’s best to establish a relationship with a dentist so that when tooth crisis is upon you, you know who to call. Don’t be too afraid to visit a general dentist! Almost anything you get done at the dentist – xrays, fillings, extractions, implants – can be done under sedation! Rest assured that you don’t have to fight through the pain.
A 2010 study from Great Britain Dentists says that cavities were more common than all 291 major injuries and diseases. This fact points to poor dental health being an actual epidemic. Even if you can’t find an affordable dentist, it may cost you much more in the long run if opt out of a dentist entirely.
Of course, aside from all the health reasons, seeing a dentist is great for your personal and professional life. A smile is the best cosmetic and sadly, nearly 20% of all people conceal their teeth in photos! The best dental cosmetic surgery encourages confidence amongst friends and colleagues. Teeth whitening dentists may also be helpful for those who want to do minor tweaks but can’t necessarily afford the best dental cosmetic surgery.
Seeing a dentist is an investment in your personal, professional and health-related life. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment today! More.