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It’s no secret the patients across the nation tend to be a little bit intimidated by going to the dental office. Visiting the dentist isn’t necessarily at the top of anyone’s to-do list. In fact, there are many patients who avoid visiting the dentist because they’re nervous or stressed about what the dentist may find. However, healthcare organizations and dentists alike recommend all patients visit their dentist every six months.
A dental professional is slightly different than a standard healthcare provider. You tend to visit the healthcare provider when you are already sick and in need of treatment, whereas you visit the dentist in order to prevent diseases or the spread of bacteria. It is estimated that nearly 65% of nearly all dental procedures are done to prevent larger issues from arising.
If you visit the dentist twice a year, you are less likely to contract any bacterial infections or disease as opposed to someone who doesn’t visit the dentist as often. Many patients believe they are brushing and flossing their teeth to a high standard, and so they do not visit the dentist as often as they should. However, many patients do not know that the health of your teeth and gums can actually be genetic. In many cases, unfortunately, patients can still get cavities or gum disease no matter how hard they try to clean, simply because of their genetic makeup. If you are someone who has cavities more often than not, you may be part of the group of patients who needs to visit the dentist often, no matter how much you brush!