Although many people know the importance of scheduling checkups with their family dentist at least twice a year, it's probably safe to say that occasionally, we forget to do so. However, a recent article published by WorldDental.org reinforced the fact that having your pearly whites professionally looked at can save your health and money.
According to the piece, the American Dental Association (ADA) reports that many dental issues are not detectable until they become painful and at this point, most of the time, the problem is irreversible.
If you don't want to have your teeth pulled or undergo any other uncomfortable procedure, it's smart to visit a Raleigh family dentist every six months so that he or she can treat any oral problems that are present. Another factor that might encourage you to make an appointment is that treatments that require surgery can cost thousands of dollars.
All of these problems can be avoided if you establish a good oral health care regime. That means brushing in the morning and at night with a fluoride-containing toothpaste and flossing once a day.
If you're scared of the dentist, you should know that a routine tooth cleaning is going to be a lot less uncomfortable than having to address an oral problem after it has progressed beyond the point of no return.
When you make an appointment with Dr. Thomas Cooke, you'll find that you feel at ease the minute that you walk through the door. All of the staff are there to answer any questions that you might have and don't care when your last exam was. Whether it's been six years or six months, you'll find that you're treated with dignity and respect.