5 Common Misbeliefs About The Dentist
February 12, 2014 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog
Going to the dentist is something that is a source of anxiety for many people. In fact, according to a report by the Surgeon General’s office, 4.3 percent of Americans are unable to go to the dentist because of such fear. One factor that causes the unnecessary anxiety behind going to the dentist is the many myths associated with a trip to the dentist’s chair.
Dental Myths Debunked
1. Dental Problems Can Work Themselves Out Without Visiting The Dentist
Leaving any tooth problem or pain alone will mean that it only gets worse, and you may be forced to undergo much more lengthy, painful and expensive treatment than you would have if you had seen your dentist straight away.
2. Good Dental Hygiene Habits Are Difficult And Complicated
The real deal with hygiene habits is being proactive. Brushing twice a day, having a balanced diet and listening to your dentist during your yearly appointments will keep your dental health in top condition.
3. Visiting The Dentist Regularly Isn’t Important
Making regular dental appointments is crucial in maintaining oral health. Early detection and prevention of dental conditions isn’t possible if you don’t visit your dentist regularly.
4. My Teeth Seem Fine, So They Must Be
No pain doesn’t mean there are no problems. Even without symptoms, there could be unforeseen problems that if found early may be easier and less expensive to treat.
5. Dental Conditions Are Going To Happen Whether I Go To The Dentist Or Not
Gum disease and a whole list of other oral health problems can be prevented by visiting the dentist for a regular cleaning and for year-round dental advice to help take care of your teeth between appointments.
To make an appointment or get more information about dental health, call NY Center For Cosmetic Dentistry today at 212-288-4455.