The growing popularity of sedation dentistry is helping many people overcome their dental phobias, but there are still other reasons why people avoid regular dentist visits. One of these reasons is embarrassment. If you have not made a dental appointment recently because you are embarrassed by the current state of your teeth, your problems will only worsen over time. Your Wynnewood dentist, Dr. DeFinnis, explains the importance of regular dental checkups.
The Vicious Cycle
The longer you avoid going to the dentist, the worse your teeth and gum problems become, which heightens your level of embarrassment. Avoidance of the dentist creates a cycle of unnecessary pain and embarrassment. No matter how extensive your dental problems, Dr. DeFinnis will provide a judgment-free examination and recommend a treatment plan to restore your oral health. Once your mouth is in good shape, regular professional cleanings, as well as examinations of your teeth and gums by Dr. DeFinnis, can help you maintain good oral health.
Good Dental Hygiene Habits
As beneficial as a visit to your Wynnewood dentist is, optimal oral health depends on how well you maintain it at home. Listed below are some good dental hygiene habits.
- Brush and floss twice a day
- Rinse your mouth with a fluoridated mouthwash
- Use a tongue scraper to keep your mouth as free of bacteria as possible
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods, which can damage your tooth enamel
We here at Wynnewood Dental Arts only want what is best for your teeth and oral health. Dr. DeFinnis and his team would never judge or mock patients for poor dental hygiene; rather, they want to treat and educate patients. Set up an appointment today by calling (610) 228-4452. We treat patients from Wynnewood, Havertown, Ardmore, Penn Wynne, and the surrounding areas.