Ever dread going to see your dentist? You’re not alone. It is estimated that 75% of US adults experience some amount of fear when it comes to going to a dentist. But a whopping 25% of Americans experience dentophobia – meaning that they are so terrified of dental treatments that they won’t get dental care unless they experience unbearable pain or associated health issues. These fears generally stem from a traumatic experience they have experienced in the past. However, you shouldn’t let these fears keep you from a healthy and happy smile.
The dental experts at Princeton Prosthodontics and Dental Implants recognize that different people need different dental solutions. We specialize in advanced restorative dentistry and take pride in addressing each patient’s unique needs. If you experience dentophobia or dental anxiety, our expert team can work with you to help you manage (and possibly overcome) those fears.
Oral Health is More Important Than You Think
Your mouth is the entry point into your digestive and respiratory tracts. The mouth is full of bacteria that is mostly harmless. However, without proper oral health care, bacteria grows rapidly and reach levels that can lead to oral infections like tooth decay and gum disease.
Conditions Linked to Oral Health
– Cardiovascular disease
– Respiratory disease
– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Pregnancy and birth complications
How You can Protect Your Oral Health
– Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day using a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste
– Practice daily flossing
– Use mouthwash after brushing and flossing
– Schedule regular dental exams and teeth cleanings
– Avoid smoking and the use of tobacco products
Princeton Prosthodontics and Dental Implants is dedicated to transforming smiles and accommodating the oral health needs of our patients. Contact us online or call us at (609) 924-1234 to schedule an appointment today!