3 Things Making You Avoid Checkups (And What To Do)

When you’re thinking about your dental checkups and cleanings that you know you should set up every six months but you’re not actually following through with picking up the phone, dialing our Ankeny, IA practice, and scheduling those visits, there’s a reason! Of course, sometimes it’s just a matter of procrastination. However, we are well aware of the fact that there are often some additional underlying issues going on and we would really love to help you feel better about demotivating concerns, so you may instead feel confident about coming in!

#1: You’re Gagging

When you’re someone who gags during dental checkups and cleanings, we realize that this can make the idea of coming in somewhat dreadful. Not only is it uncomfortable to gag but you may also find it exhausting or embarrassing. First, allow us to remind you that this impacts many people. Next, we strongly encourage you to schedule your visit and to immediately let us know that this is an issue for you! We will be as gentle as possible and will share many tips with you, so you can comfortably glide through your visit!

#2: You’re Afraid Of Failure

We realize that though you know it’s better to come in to have potential problems identified and treated, there’s still a part of you that would prefer to not know. You’d rather just assume your smile is okay, rather than find out from us that you have a cavity or something else requiring restorative care. However, we remind you: This is no failure! It’s just part of caring for your oral health and learning how to do your best with protection. It’s a process. In order to become better and better and to avoid serious problems with your smile, the checkup and treatment is always the smarter bet (and you can feel proud having taken care of business!).

#3: You Figure You Don’t Need One

We are also well aware of the fact that many patients assume they just don’t need a dental checkup and cleaning. That is, unless something goes wrong or teeth feel dirty. We remind you, this part of your care is preventive. You always want to see us, so we can help you avoid problems, rather than waiting to allow them to develop.

See Us For Checkups No Matter What

Remember that it’s always important to come in to see us for your twice annual dental checkups and cleanings. Let us know if there is something standing in your way, so we may help offer motivation! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.