Top 10 good reasons to visit the dentist

Don’t you have enough reasons to go to the dentist? Iris Dentistry decided to help you by creating a listing with the top 10 reasons why you should go visit a dentist before 2020 ends.

Teeth are the hardest tissues in our body. They are so strong that they can withstand the enormous forces of our bite, helping us to cut, crush, and process every type of food. However, they can be easily damaged if we neglect their care. 

Regardless of what you might think, oral health depends strictly on consistent and appropriate care. And although you might be thinking about skipping the visit to your dentist this month, keep in mind that dental health is not a commodity. It is part of your overall health.

Thereby, we are listing the top 10 reasons why you should go visit a dentist before 2020 ends:

1. Oral health is part of your general health

Just as with many other health conditions, oral problems can affect your general health. Many people with gum disease, toothache, missing teeth, or various other oral diseases experience a significant decrease in their quality of life. 

2. Prevention is better that treatment

The best thing about dental problems is that almost all of them are preventable. With appropriate home care and regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist, you can keep your oral health almost intact, preventing further complications. 

3. Healthier teeth, more confidence

Teeth have a direct influence over your general appearance and self-image. Having a beautiful and healthy smile will affect your confidence and self-esteem positively. Also, healthy teeth and gums could make you look younger.

4. Better safe than sorry

Neglecting dental problems can lead to multiple complications. Some conditions can develop other diseases creating a domino effect that ends up affecting your whole mouth and the remanent healthy teeth. 

5. You will be able to eat any type of food you like

One of the worst impairments of dental problems is the pain and the discomfort that unleashes when eating. Not being able to eat properly due to the lack of teeth or tooth pain can lead to further issues.

6. You’ll save some money

We all know that dental care can get expensive. An early diagnosis means less invasive and costly a treatment will be.

7. Get the most from your dental insurance coverage

The best option you have with your dental treatment is to make the most of your dental insurance. Learn about your dental insurance coverage and maximize your benefits throughout the year. Remember: if you don’t use it, you lose it!

8. Having dental treatment is more comfortable than ever

With current technologies, dental practices are equipped to provide the best comfort. Every needed element is at hand and designed to make you feel comfortable and at ease during the whole process, making the most of your time and effort.

9. There are many sedation options

You can choose from the most common local anesthesia, to mild oral sedation with nitrous oxide to sleep dentistry.

Sedation and sleep dentistry can be beneficial for those with dental anxiety. It can help to eliminate stress related to the dental treatment, especially for children.

10. Only a visit to the dentist can detect ‘invisible’ diseases

Some conditions are unnoticeable for us at home. Oral cancer screenings and radiographic check-ups can help to detect various diseases that you wouldn’t find otherwise. 

At Iris Dentistry in Waterloo you can find a variety of dental services, including dental implants, braces, dentistry for kids, conscious sedation and much more. Call us at (519) 886-8980 to book your dental exam!

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