Life is hectic and sometimes overwhelming! It's hard to fit everything into your day, and it can feel like an inconvenience when it's time to visit your dentist in Jonesboro.
While it may seem easier to cancel or postpone your routine dental checkup, here's why you shouldn't.
Early Detection Equals Less Time and Money in the Future
Your routine dental checkups allow Dr. Bartels to find any concerns like gum disease or tooth decay as early as possible. This ensures that you have the opportunity (should you take it) to treat concerns like cavities with a simple dental filling.
If you wait to treat your tooth, or if decay is left undetected due to a canceled examination, it will spread and cause further damage and could even result in a tooth infection. Now, you're looking at a painful situation that requires more complex (and costlier) treatment like a root canal to relieve your discomfort and preserve your tooth.
Routine Dental Exams Protect Your Overall Health
Did you know that there's a connection between gum disease and a lot of non-dental health concerns like heart disease, diabetes, and even dementia? You are screened for gum disease during every six-month examination, which allows your Jonesboro dentist to detect it as soon as possible. Early gum disease (gingivitis) can often be successfully managed and sometimes reversed with a thorough cleaning and an improved home care routine.
Protecting yourself from gum disease means taking good care of your overall health and well-being.
Learn About Options for Enhancing Your Smile
Sometimes all it takes is a boost of confidence to help you stand out and get the promotion at your job or the date with someone new you're interested in. Having a smile you're proud of brings confidence, and it may be as simple as a tooth whitening treatment to give you the enhancement you need. Your dental examination is a great time to talk with your dentist about the possibilities for your smile.
Contact (870) 932-9911 if it's time to schedule your next dental examination. Your team at Anthony Bartells DDS will be happy to schedule your appointment.