What You Miss When You Miss Dental Appointments


Oral Exam & Cleaning Houston, TXMissing dental appointments is something most people know they shouldn’t do. Most adults can remember being taken to the dentist by a parent or caregiver on a routine basis all throughout childhood. These visits occurred whether they were welcomed or not. Ideally, routine dental care in childhood sets the tone for a lifetime of good habits like brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist. As much as we’d like, it doesn’t always happen like this. Sometimes, dental care falls by the wayside. This is a problem.

It’s Not What You Think

You may expect us to point out the way that your oral health may suffer from lack of professional care. We’re not. You don’t need to be told. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a few years – or a few decades – your mouth may be telling you all you need to know. What we want to discuss here is what you miss out on when you miss dental visits.

When you don’t see the dentist, one of the primary things you miss out on is a sense of well-being as it relates to this aspect of healthcare. There are steps to this loss of confidence, beginning with fear. When one appointment slips by, you may think little of it – until several months have gone by. Then,  you may imagine that you will be lectured for not coming in sooner. Then, you may start to worry about what may turn up during your next exam. Then, you may start to envision high dental costs due to not seeing the dentist for so long. This cycle can repeat for years, stealing first your confidence to see the dentist, and then your smile.

There’s Another Option

If you have not seen the dentist for some time, we invite you to pick up the phone and contact a Royal Dental office near you. We serve areas in and around Houston with a friendly attitude. To take the bite out of dental anxieties big and small, we offer sedation services including nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, and oral conscious sedation. Many patients have found that the use of a mild sedative greatly improves their ability to stay up to date with dental care; and, the more they stay current, the less anxiety they feel when the time to see the dentist approaches.

We would love to support your smile. For scheduling assistance, contact us or call (713) 330-7700.

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