It’s no secret that many Lafayette residents dread going to the dentist. Whether they associate dental visits with shame, pain or financial drain, they avoid it at all costs.
See Your Dentist Regularly to Avoid Painful Oral Problems
However, consider the fact that by seeing your dentist regularly, you can abstain from dental procedures like fillings and root canals.
Though it sounds backwards, the truth is that you protect against dental pain by seeing your dentist regularly–even if you hate dental visits.
Oral Health Improves Your Quality of Life
In today’s post, let’s focus on the big picture. We want to make the case that twice-yearly dental visits and following your dentist’s guidance is essential for a high quality of life.
If you have naturally healthy teeth, you may not value your amazing good fortune. After all, you can eat whatever you want. You aren’t embarrassed by stained, chipped, or missing teeth. Tooth pain doesn’t interrupt your sleep.
Lucky men and women with great teeth may do fine with very little dental treatment in their twenties and thirties. What we’ve observed, though, is that eventually avoiding exams and cleanings catches up with you.
Do You Have Risk Factors for Oral Problems?
This is especially true for people with dental risk factors. These include smoking, recreational drug use, excessive alcohol consumption, negligent oral hygiene, teeth grinding, poor eating habits or crooked teeth. Notice that some of these things are a conscious choice, and others, like crooked teeth or teeth grinding may be unavoidable. Regardless, most people who forego dental exams and cleanings eventually experience oral conditions.
Gum Disease is The #1 Cause of Tooth Loss in U.S. Adults
The first thing that may come to your mind is cavities. While this is an issue for some middle-aged people, it’s actually not the most prevalent dental malady. Gum disease earns the dubious honor as the top cause of tooth loss in U.S. adults.
We Welcome Nervous Dental Patients
If you have neglected your oral care needs, we invite you to make an appointment at Boulder County Smiles. After all, our specialty is making the dental treatment comfortable for nervous patients or those who are self-conscious about the status of their oral health. If you are looking for compassionate dental care, Boulder County Smiles is here for you. Oral conscious sedation if perfectly safe and there are several levels of sedation, so you don’t have to be out cold if you don’t want to be.
Let’s Restore Your Dental Health
At Boulder County Smiles we have so many and advanced materials at our disposal to make your smile as beautiful and healthy as it can be. Dental crowns, veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, inlays and onlays, and short term braces are some of the most popular dentistry procedures in and around Lafayette.
Dental Care at Boulder County Smiles is Convenient and Affordable
Many Boulder residents are surprised to find that most of these procedures are more convenient than they supposed and more affordable than they expected.
Meet Dr. West
I’m Dr. Gordon West of Boulder County Smiles and I want to help you love dental visits and love your smile. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1998, and I find it especially rewarding when patients find renewed confidence after a smile makeover.
At my Lafayette practice, we offer porcelain veneers, prepless veneers, and dental crowns. If you have any questions, the state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment staff here at Boulder County Smiles would be happy to answer them and schedule an appointment to see how we can improve your life by improving your dental health.
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