A bright smile is a healthy smile and regular dental check-ups are essential. Yet some people are not really comfortable about going to the dentist. If you’re one of them, bear these important facts in mind.
- Your dentist is there to help you. He or she is not out to cause you pain; your dentist actually wants to help you look and feel your best. As well as keeping your smile beautiful, your dentist also wants your visit to be as relaxing as possible. A good dental surgeon will always go out of his/or her way to make you feel comfortable, answer all your questions and ensure that your procedure is pain-free.
- Don’t be deterred by a past unpleasant experience. Just because you have had a bad experience in the past, doesn’t mean that all dentists are bad. The important thing is that you find the best dentist for the type of procedure you want done. Ask friends and family for recommendations.
- Don’t forget a healthy mouth means a healthy heart. You may not know this, but dental health is linked to heart disease. The risk factors for gum disease are the same as those for heart disease, so if you have chronic gum disease you may be at higher risk of heart attack.
- Catch dental problems early. Regular dental visits mean that your dentist will be able to spot dental problems before they become really serious. This will not only protect your mouth and gums, it will also save you money.
At Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, we are dedicated to providing the best oral and facial skeletal surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, and facial skin care available in northwest Georgia. Contact us today to consult with Dr. Smalley or Dr. Hunt. They are only too happy to address your questions and concerns about cosmetic dentistry procedures.