Sometimes, you may think that what you need to do is to keep things to yourself. Unfortunately, when it comes to your dental care, when you remain tight-lipped, the decision can often backfire and cause you to remain without necessary information, to deal with easy-to-treat problems that you are trying to sweep under the rug, and more. Our Ankeny, IA team, of course, reminds you that when you deal with any type of question, problem, uncertainty, etc., it’s always okay to come in for a visit and to admit that you need our help! Consider examples.
#1: That You Haven’t Been Brushing And Flossing
If you haven’t been brushing and flossing at all, you’re doing only one but not the other, or you are sort of keeping up with it … but not really … it’s okay to admit this to us. It will help us better understand what’s going on with your oral health and how we can best help you. Maybe you need us to explain a particular part of your smile care! Maybe you aren’t sure why you’re getting cavities but you don’t realize it’s your lack of flossing. Be honest with us, so we can protect your smile and help you get back on track.
#2: That You Have No Idea How To Do Something
Not really sure at all how to floss your smile but you do your best? Dealing with other dental care woes because you want to do well but you’re embarrassed to admit you need further education? Please tell us! We are happy to help.
#3: That You Think Something Is Wrong
If you’re the type of person who, even unto yourself, generally pretends that everything is okay because it’s how you deal with life, we understand. However, we remind you that whether there’s a lump or other change in your mouth, something hurts, etc., it is so very important for you to tell us. It’s okay to admit it! Why? Well, when it comes to dental care, when a symptom is letting you know your smile health may require professional help, it’s because you probably really do need it. When you ignore the problem, you will be looking at a far more complex, costly, and uncomfortable problem in the future. Admit it now and let us help you and you can instead look forward to a bright future that includes a healthy smile, instead of a very problematic one!
Let Us Know How Your Smile Is Doing
Schedule visits with our team and remember to be extremely honest and upfront with us in regard to how your smile is doing. When you’re providing us with the facts, we can more easily help you maintain oral health! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.