Why Aren’t You Visiting the Dentist?

Are you guilty of not scheduling your appointmentAre you guilty of not seeing Dr. Josephine Lee every 6 months?  If so, keep in mind that skipping your regular dental visit could eventually land you at the dentist’s office, but with far more serious problems.

Whether it is time, money, or fear that’s keeping you away, is an unexpected visit–with more worry–really worth it?

We didn’t think so.

Don’t Brush Your Dentist Aside

According to Wyatt Meyers of Everyday Health, “This is more than unfortunate–it can be downright dangerous, because regular dental visits are a key component to overall dental health. ‘We use our teeth multiple times a day, every day,’ say Jennifer K. Shinn, DDS, a dentist in private practice in New York City. ‘They can take lots of abuse, so coming in twice a year gives us an opportunity to assess any changes that can be easily addressed.  If problems are caught early, the solutions are easy, quick, and inexpensive.  But a cavity left undiagnosed can lead to a toothache, requiring much more extensive and costly treatments.’ ”

Five Benefits Worth Boasting

Although some people try to star far, far away from the dentist, the only way to maintain your dental health is to schedule regular dental visits.  Here are some reasons why you should stop skipping those important appointments:

* Discover early signs of cavities  * Check for oral cancer  * Reduce the likelihood of dental emergencies  * Maintain good oral health  * Prevent toothaches, jaw pain, bad breath, bleeding gums, mouth sores, cracked teeth, and much more!

The best way to stay healthy and address your personal concerns for avoiding the dentist is to let us know!  Give Dr. Lee, your dentist in Federal Way,  the opportunity to reassure you and get you on track towards a health smile!

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