What to Do if You Haven't Been to the Dentist in Many Years
Posted on 12/30/2018 by Ralph Becker
Let's be honest with each other – most of us aren't exactly clapping our hands with joy when we look at our calendar and see that we have a dental appointment scheduled in the near future.
However, there are some patients that simply haven't seen their dentist in years. Whether you're a nervous patient and really don't care to visit us, or you have other circumstances that have kept you away, there is no time like the present to schedule your next dental exam.
Getting Reacquainted with Our Dental Team
Please don't let embarrassment keep you away from our office. Many people lapse between appointments, and regardless of your reasons, we'll welcome you back with open arms. If you've been away for a long while, however, it's extremely critical that you get in sooner rather than later to help ensure the health of your teeth.
If you think you are going to fake us out by starting to brush and floss now - good! That's great! Even if you are just now getting into a brushing and flossing routine, you are establishing good habits. Keep that momentum up!
Do not be afraid if notice a little bit of bleeding when you floss, though. Once you get back into the swing of it, you will notice it does not happen as much anymore.
Be realistic about the scope of your dental appointment. Do not be surprised if we greet you at the door with new patient paperwork, advise X-rays, and start with a comprehensive dental cleaning.
Ask us to work with you. Our patients do not lapse for no reason, so we understand that there were circumstances that kept you away. Please feel free to discuss your concerns with us and we will work with you to ensure your comfort.
Whether you've been away for only a year or you've been shying away from us for over five years, we want you back! We want you to know that we're looking out for the health and longevity of your teeth, and we want you to be a regular face at our office.
Please give our compassionate and professional staff a call today to schedule an exam with a cleaning and allow us to be your dentist once again!