As the days of another year race forward, we’re all aware that time isn’t slowing down. The demands of modern life push and pull on us from every angle. Deadlines at work and headlines at home write the story of our lives. The never-ending list of responsibilities and activities jostle for attention from a limited number of hours in the day. If we’re lucky, we eke out little blocks of time for ourselves.
In life’s rush, it’s easy to take care of others before we take care of ourselves. And sometimes we set aside our own health just to fight through another rush hour. Preventive dental care often sits amongst our priorities but easily gets pushed down. And at Hixson Dental we’re right there with you, sharing this reality in our own lives. But when it comes to dental health, we have a distinct advantage that motivates us: Every day we see the effects of both neglect and diligence.
Pain serves as a powerful motivator and can quickly change your entire schedule. Nothing on a task list becomes more important than a pounding toothache. While tooth problems can be experienced by even our most committed patients, the vast majority of dental emergencies develop slowly over months or years. Pain becomes the late-stage expression of a condition that should’ve never advanced so far. This underscores a stark truth in dentistry: A little bit of tooth decay or gum disease becomes a little bit more.
Preventive dentistry may be the best health investment available, paying immeasurable dividends far into the future. Since most dental problems develop relatively slowly, regular check-ups with professional cleanings provide a stellar return. Avoiding even a single advanced cavity can save large amounts of time, discomfort and money. And the silent destruction of gum disease can be even more life-altering. To top it off, ongoing research continues to uncover links between oral disease and serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and even certain cancers.
At Hixson Dental, we appreciate active lifestyles and how good dental health contributes to the efficiency of your days. We also know it’s easy to skip past planned treatment or periodic preventive visits, even with the best intentions. While we’ll always be here to help you with dental emergencies, we want to help you enjoy the benefits of exceptional dental health.
So if you’re overdue by a month or a year or more, give us a call. We’ll work with you to find a treatment schedule that works and keeps your life on track!