Studies have shown that 40 percent of Americans skip dental care and 80 percent will feel something wrong in their mouths and ignore it. Whether the reason is finances, embarrassment or it just not being a priority in your life, skipping the dentist is a bad idea. Here are four straightforward reasons why:
- Visiting the dentist often will help prevent the onset of tooth decay, gum disease and other serious dental problems.
- Your risk of oral cancer is reduced when you maintain optimal dental health.
- Damaged or missing teeth can make it difficult to eat and even affect speech. Visiting your dentist regularly will help you keep your teeth healthy and where they belong.
- Poor dental health can wear down your immune system, allowing the build-up of bacteria in your mouth that leads to infections. You may be avoiding the dentist in this situation but you probably won’t be avoiding the doctors office and the bills associated with getting sick.
This statistic is not a statistic you want to be a part of. By going for regular checkups annually will help prevent potential major oral health issues down the road!
Make your appointment at Fresh Dental Smiles today by calling 954-741-6556. You will for sure be happy you did!