Have you gone quite some time without seeing a dentist, and you are worried that you may be too embarrassed to go in any time soon? Then you need to consider this. Your dentist is the same type of practitioner that your doctor is, but instead of treating your whole body, they specialize on your mouth.
Your oral health directly affects the health of your entire mouth. This means that by not going in, you are putting your health at risk. Your dentist is going to want to see you regularly, but they aren't going to shame you for the past that you cannot fix. All they can do is praise you for the present and welcome you to come back again in the future.
Your Dentist Won't Be Mean
Your dentist is going to be there to help you. Whether you come in every six months, or it has been six years, you need to go in again. The health of your body depends on it. Dentists understand fears just like the rest of us.
There are even quite a few dentists that went into that profession to learn to not be afraid themselves. Their goal is to welcome you in, teach you about your oral health, and help you achieve the best oral health possible.
Don't go around thinking that you are about to be in trouble for not seeing the dentist. That shameful feeling is keeping you from going in now. Instead of waiting another six months or a year, take the time today to understand that the sooner you get the process started, the easier it becomes.
Trust that your dentist is going to do anything and everything they can to return your mouth to a healthy state, without shaming or harming you in any way.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (206) 623-7783 today.