Prevent Problems With Your Next Hygiene Appointment

dental hygieneHave you ever missed a hygiene appointment?  It can be easy to forget these regularly needed check-ups, which is why we here at Avalon Family Dentistry try to remind you to schedule your preventive appointments as early as possible.

Skipping your hygiene appointments can lead to serious and costly issues in the future.

Not keeping your oral health as a priority can, in essence, be like agreeing with the following statements:

“Yellow teeth are all the rage.”

During a scheduled cleaning, Marie, Kim and Jillian remove surface stains and polish your teeth to a sparking shine.  Having this completed at least every six months can help you maintain a whiter smile.

“Gum disease isn’t THAT big of a deal.”

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss.  If caught and diagnosed early by your Federal Way dentist, Dr. Josephine Lee, it can be treated and often reversed.  As if that wasn’t enough, gum disease can also be linked to heart attacks and strokes.  Keep your mouth AND your heart healthy with regular hygiene visits.

“I totally WANT to invest in costly dental procedures later on.”

During your regular hygiene appointments, we can detect early warning signs that there may be trouble ahead.  Cavities and gum disease can be caught early and easily treated.  If left unchecked, they could lead to root canals, gum surgery, and even more costly procedures.

“I’m not super attached to keeping my teeth.”

To maintain oral health and longevity, it’s vital to get your teeth and gums checked carefully at least every six months during your hygiene appointments.  Problems that could result in tooth loss, if caught early, can be treated and possible reversed.

“I didn’t want to use my insurance benefits anyways.” 

Dental insurance typically covers all or most of the cost of preventive appointments.  Use your benefits before you lose them and avoid more costly procedures later on.

“People love my bad breath.”

Good oral hygiene–including regular check-ups and cleanings–can prevent halitosis, also known as bad breath.  Keep your teeth AND your friends by maintaining a consistent hygiene routine.

These statements might seem ridiculous, but the consequences are real.  Missing hygiene appointments can result in costly and painful problems later on.

Now is the time to take the first step towards a healthier smith and a healthier you.  Call and schedule your next hygiene appointment with Avalon Family Dentistry at 253-941-6365 today.  We have a variety of appointments available for your convenience.

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