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Summit Dental Center dentists are people, too, so we get it – a dentist visit doesn’t exactly rank very high on anyone’s to-do list. But since we’re also the experts on all things teeth, we hope you’ll hear us out as we lay out the most important reasons you shouldn’t skip your dental checkup – like, EVER!
DID YOU KNOW…?
1) Prevention is key when it comes to dental health
Your Summit Dental Center dentist has the tools to diagnose dental issues before you can even feel or see them. Thanks to x-ray technology and a variety of other instruments and diagnostic tools, we can detect dental and oral health problems quickly, so you can get back to life in no time, but with a healthier mouth than before.
2) Dental health can say a lot about your overall health
A mouth full of cavities or extensive gum disease can raise some red flags on other potential health issues, which brings us to…
3) Your dentist can help detect health issues that have nothing to do with your teeth
Diabetes; cancer; heart problems; blood pressure issues…your dentist can be your first line of defense in alerting you to possible problems in your body that seemingly don’t relate to your teeth at all. Think of your dentist as a partner to your primary care physician – together, your doctor and your Summit Dental Center dentist can pinpoint possible health concerns early, which makes them easier to address and reverse.
4) Early detection can save you lots of money
You may be reluctant to see the dentist because you’re pretty sure you have a cavity and it may cost you some out-of-pocket money. But consider this…the longer you allow the cavity to fester, the more likely you’ll eventually need a root canal, the more likely your out-of-pocket expense will only increase.
5) We’d rather work on a cavity than a root canal
Some people believe that dentists enjoy more complicated procedures because it drives up revenue. Uhh…no! Summit Dental Center dentists care about your oral health and would rather fix 10 easy cavities in a day, that cost you little, instead of 2 root canals, that can cost you. Why? For one, we really DO care; and two, we know you’re likely to just put off that eventual root canal until we have to pull the tooth. Like doctors, we are committed to prevention, healing, and saving – in our case – teeth.
6) There is no reason to be afraid of the dentist
Maybe you had a bad childhood experience with a dentist years ago. Or maybe you just dread the prospect of pain – like basically all of us do. That’s why Summit Dental Center offers a full range of sedation options, from mild to aggressive, to ensure you won’t feel any discomfort during any procedure. So let’s talk about fear of the dentist and the many solutions available to you at Summit Dental Center!
7) Getting a dentist appointment doesn’t have to be difficult
Once again, we feel your pain. Dental appointments do fill up quickly, and some offices flat-out reject new patients. Not so at Summit Dental Center! We reserve time every day to see new patients and even accept walk-ins and emergencies! Plus, with 7 Summit Dental Center locations to choose from around the Houston area, there’s sure to be an office close to your home or place of work.
8) Good dental health makes you more attractive to romantic partners
If you’re lucky in love, you may want to thank a dentist! Surveys show that a healthy set of teeth is one of the first things people look for when choosing a romantic partner. Summit Dental Center can help you boost your chances at romance through Invisalign teeth straightening, dental implants, dentures that fit, dental veneers, and more.
9) A set of healthy teeth can help your career prospects
Research shows that a straight, white smile is helpful – if not outright crucial! — to career success. With all other things equal, hiring success, business deals, interviews and promotions may very well hinge on a candidate’s appearance (justified or not!) and, once again, a healthy smile just might provide the coveted leg up on the competition!
10) Your dentist isn’t there to judge
We’ve seen it all. From practically perfect teeth to mouths that need extensive work. All that to say that there’s nothing you can show us that would make us flinch. Decades of experience have taught us that we can fix it all – from chipped teeth to missing teeth, from wisdom tooth pain to tooth discoloration, from broken fillings to severe teeth misalignment. Your previous dental health certainly doesn’t define you as a person, and we’re here to help get that part of your life back on track again!
11) The state of your teeth affects quality of life
Unless you’re in that situation already, imagine biting into an apple you can’t chew. Imagine nibbling on an ear of corn and every time you bite down the pain is excruciating. Imagine leaning in for a kiss and your partner turns away. Imagine aching for a piece of toffee or gum and knowing your teeth can’t meet the challenge. Hundreds of thousands of Americans encounter these and similar scenarios on a daily basis — many of them because dental help came too late or became too un-affordable. While we can absolutely correct any of these issues, we encourage you to consider the role of regular preventive checkups and early detection. Your teeth – and your lifestyle! — will thank you!
Schedule your dental checkup with a Summit Dental Center dentist today! Call 713-425-0450 to make an appointment!