Has it been awhile since you’ve been to the dentist?
If you haven’t kept up with your dental appointments twice per year, you aren’t alone. In fact, over 20% of Americans have not visited the dentist in a few years or more. While it may not be the end of the world if you’re behind on dental appointments, this decision to avoid the dentist can take a massive toll on your smile. However, it’s important to know that even if it’s been years since your last dental visit, we can restore the smile you deserve – and our New Patient Special will make it that much easier!
Our McMinnville dental team loves to meet the new patients that walk through our doors. We also love to make it easy for our patients to receive the dental treatments they need to improve their smiles. This is why we offer $100 off of your first dental procedure with Dr. Golly. While it may not cover all of your treatment, an extra hundred dollars may make the difference between being able to return to the dentist or not.
The most obvious reason people visit the dentist after avoiding it for years is that they get an unbearable toothache that requires emergency treatment. If you don’t feel any problems with your teeth, there are still excellent reasons to return to the dentist. Those reasons include:
Only by taking an x-ray can dentists truly know what dental problems are developing within your gums. If it’s been years since you’ve been to the dentist, you may be surprised at how much easier the process is. Our McMinnville office uses digital x-rays which provide a whole new level of safety and convenience.
One aspect of dental exams that is often overlooked is the oral cancer screening. While it’s a quick part of the exam, it’s arguably the most important. Oral cancer is a devastating disease that takes the life of thousands of people each year, but it’s most survivable if caught early. Return to the dentist after a hiatus and ensure that you’re getting your oral cancer screenings each year.
When people get confident with their brushing and flossing routine, they may start to question why they need to visit the dentist. The answer is simple – brushing and flossing is excellent maintenance for your smile, but it has its limitations. The advanced knowledge and technology available to Dr. Golly and the staff at All About Smiles provides far greater cleaning power than what patients can achieve at home. This is why there’s no substitute for your biannual dental visits.
If years have elapsed since your last dental visit, don’t beat yourself up about it. Better yet, put an end to your streak and make 2018 the year that you establish a relationship with your dentist. With our offer for $100 off for the first dental procedure, coming back to the dentist has never been easier. If you’re ready to schedule your next appointment with our McMinnville dental team, contact All About Smiles today.