For those who dislike housework, they can come up with endless reasons to avoid it. For adults who desire a beautiful, confident smile, some people have a number of excuses why they avoid having one.
For nearly 25 years, we have helped thousands achieve good oral health and smiles they love to share! By improving the look and health of your smile, you can enjoy greater self-confidence, self-esteem, overall health; enhanced facial appearance; and lower your risks for developing serious health problems in the future.
For the new year, we want to help you consider WHY you have been avoiding the smile you want so you can live a life of good oral health and dazzling, confident smiles. First, we want you to understand the importance of your oral health – for your smile as well as your overall well-being.
Research has shown that the bacteria of periodontal (gum) disease can trigger systemic inflammation far beyond the mouth. These reactions have been associated with a long list of health problems. These include heart disease, stroke, preterm babies, several cancers (including pancreatic and lung), diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Studies show that treating gum disease can improve the symptoms of prostatitis, a disease that can inflame the gland that produces semen. (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15282-elevated-psa-prostate-specific-antigen-level)
It has also been found that periodontal disease tissues have nearly the same make-up of tissues found in arthritic joints. (https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/comorbidities/gum-disease/ra-and-gum-disease.php)
You may also be surprised to learn that a smile can affect your overall mood. People who smile often have been found to live longer lives, have improved moods, and project more upbeat personalities. And, a smile lifts facial muscles and smooths out wrinkles around the mouth for an instant facelift!
Below I’ve addressed some of the most common reasons that keep individuals from a dentist and the smile they really want.
DENTAL FEAR – For most people who have a fear of dentistry, it stems from traumatic experiences in the past, often as a child. The helpless feeling of enduring pain that continues beyond protests or obvious discomfort can remain in one’s subconscious forever. However, a number of people cannot pinpoint the source of their fears. For some, it is triggered by sounds, smells or seeing instruments associated with dental offices.
Although dental fears vary in severity, it takes a special environment to help those affected to overcome, or set aside, this common obstacle to achieving a beautiful, healthy smile. We have a long-standing reputation for a gentle touch and having an environment that helps people relax and even release these fears for good. In addition to offering oral and I.V. sedation (twilight sleep), we provide advanced comfort features and technology that enhances patient comfort while minimizing treatment time.
If being afraid of the dentist is keeping you from the regular care and treatment that will create a fabulous smile, begin with our “Guide For The Fearful Dental Patient.” (https://www.banrbarbatdds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Barbat-DentalFear-eBook-FINAL.pdf) This downloadable booklet contains easy tips to help move you through typical fear triggers and go forward at YOUR pace!
COST OF DENTISTRY – We understand that the cost of today’s health care and dental care can be a strain to some budgets, especially when unexpected problems arise. For those who have dental insurance, these coverages often only include twice-a-year cleanings and exams and provide limited help with other needs. This can result in people trying to do patchwork dentistry, which is only what their insurance covers in a given year. Unfortunately, this can allow other problems in the mouth to receive delayed care, allowing problems to become more complex.
Rather than continually chase the smile you want in what seems a never-ending repair process, seek a treatment plan from a comprehensive dental care dentist. This will give you a plan to work towards to achieve your smile goals. From this, we can help to pace your care according to what is practical for your schedule and budget.
We also work with our patients to make financial arrangements that work for them. Our financial coordinator and insurance coordinator have terrific reputations for working with patients to create “do-able” arrangements. And, we also offer easy payment plans. This allows you to accomplish the dental care you desire while making monthly payments that are within most budgets. Plus, some plans require no down payment and are interest-free.
Once you know what you’re working towards, your goals will be easier to achieve.
LONGEVITY – Once your dental plan is known, scheduled, and budgeted, some people are left with lingering concerns about the life of their investment. And, rightly so. The last thing an individual wants is to make a commitment to the costs and treatment time for advanced dentistry, only to end up with results that look like “dental work.” Dentistry, done right with the proper skills, techniques and materials, should look and feel like you were simply born with a confident, flattering smile.
Using extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry, and implant dentistry, our patients enjoy treatment results that provide exceptional outcomes. This combines proper bite alignment with smile results that have the sheen and luminosity of “real” teeth. We also use one of the most advanced dental labs in the country. Like us, these professionals are committed to techniques for the most natural look and the finest materials, creating results that last a long time and look fabulous!
When your smile is a complement to your life, it will bring you benefits all day, every day. You’ll look better, improve your oral and overall health, smile more, and lower your potential for future problems. Sound desirable? Let’s sit down together and talk about what you want during a no-charge private session. Call 586-739-2155 or tap here to schedule.
Let 2019 be a memorable year, filled with smiles! Let us help you get past the obstacles and make that happen!