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Making Your Dental Appointments More Enjoyable: The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene and Regular Visits

Making Your Dental Appointments More Enjoyable

When you think of the dentist many of us are overcome with dread.The dislike of the dentist leaves many to simply avoid going, allowing years to pass without a visit. This is the exact opposite of what you should be doing if you do not enjoy the dentist.

Why Seeing the Dentist Regularly Makes it More Enjoyable

When you skip your regular cleanings and checkups at the dentist you are allowing bigger problems to develop as well as create more to be done during your visit. This leads to a longer more intensive cleaning and potentially more work needed like fillings, extractions, etc.

Take home message, the less you visit the dentist the more unpleasant your visit will likely be. This is 100% avoidable, simply get in for your regular cleanings and you will be amazed by how much easier the experience is.

Regular dental check-ups, typically recommended every six months, play a vital role in the following:

  • Early Detection of Problems: Regular visits allow your dentist to catch issues early, making treatment simpler and less invasive.
  • Professional Cleaning: No matter how well you clean your teeth at home, professional cleaning removes tartar build-up and hard-to-reach plaque.
  • Personalized Advice: Your dentist can provide tailored advice on improving your oral care routine based on your specific needs.

Building a Relationship with Your Dentist & Hygienist

Familiarity breeds comfort. By regularly visiting the same dental practice, you build a relationship with your dentist and hygienist. This familiarity can ease anxiety and make visits more pleasant.

Getting to know your dentist and hygienist may also  make you feel more comfortable to ask them to explain what they’re doing during your appointment. Understanding the process can alleviate fear and make the experience more positive.

The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Making Your Dental Appointments More Enjoyable

Next, if you are looking for a more pleasant experience at the dentist, practice good oral hygiene daily. Yes, we mean every single day, 365 days of the year, no exception.

Good Oral Hygiene at Home

  • Brushing Twice Daily: Use a fluoride ADA approved toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean your teeth and gums. Teeth 
  • Flossing Regularly: Flossing daily helps remove plaque and food particles between teeth and under the gum line, areas your toothbrush can’t reach. Yes, your hygienist and dentist can tell if you do not floss.
  • Healthy Diet: Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks that can erode tooth enamel and cause cavities.
  • Regular Mouthwash Use: A non-alcohol mouthwash can help reduce plaque and gingivitis.

We are Not Scary, We are Your Dental Home

At Bassett Creek Dental you are so much more than just a patient. We truly consider your part of our dental family and our goal is to get to know you and make your dental visit one you look forward to. Get to know us today. Book your visit: 763.546.1301