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How to Spend Less Time in the Dentist’s Chair

34. See a dentist when everything is fine Most people don’t bother with a dentist appointment until something goes wrong: A tooth falls out, a sudden… Rina - February 18, 2020
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34. See a dentist when everything is fine

Most people don’t bother with a dentist appointment until something goes wrong: A tooth falls out, a sudden pain makes it hard to chew, or an injury causes a chip or crack. However, most problems can be prevented if their underlying cause is found early. A regular check-up more than pays for itself by preventing costly dental procedures down the road.

Pain is a poor guide when it comes to teeth. In the case of most dental problems, there won’t be any pain until the situation has become extreme. For example, if one of your teeth has a hairline fracture, you won’t feel anything until the fracture has split, like a piece of firewood, all the way down to the root. Never skip a dentist appointment because you don’t feel any pain, the pain just might not have arrived yet.

 

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35. Practice the basics.

Even if you follow these healthy tips, they will do little if you are not already practicing the basics, brushing, and flossing twice daily. You also want to avoid bad habits that can cause damage to your teeth over time.

More than one-third of Americans don’t visit the dentist regularly. Rest assured that your dentist has seen it all, and he or she is here to help, not judge. Taking care of your teeth and taking the first step towards a healthy smile is as simple as making an appointment with your dentist. If nothing looks wrong, there could still be a problem.

Our sources: Where did we find this stuff?

https://www.dentalcare.com/en-us/patient-education/patient-materials/why-are-regular-dental-visits-important
https://www.dental-research.com/index.php/idr

 

 

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