About 80% of Americans fear going to get their teeth cleaned. Unfortunately, less than 50% of Americans visit us twice-a-year as is recommended by the ADA. To help bring both of these percentages up, below are some of the reasons why no one should fear this, and why more people should be visiting their local dentist more often.
Dentists undergo 8 years of study (4 in undergraduate and 4 in a doctoral program). Dentists graduate with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). In short, if you have no problem going to the doctor for a check up, going to the dentist for an oral check up should be a breeze.
What’s more, advancements in relaxation and sedation dentistry make it even easier. Aside from sedation, new, comfort-based technology and the fact that you can listen to your favorite music, make visiting the dentist at the very least, comfortable.
But perhaps the most important thing to know is that dentists can pinpoint and detect other health issues that may be developing, like diabetes or cancer of the mouth. (Just ask Dr. Oz!)
If you’d like to learn more about sedation dentistry, or, just get a general check-up, or schedule a FREE 2nd opinion, call our office: (503) 371-2424.
WELLNESS SPRINGS DENTAL 3460 LIBERTY RD S SALEM, OR 97302 (503) 371-2424