According to the American Dental Association, around 100 million Americans fail to see the dentist each year. Not everyone enjoys going to the dentist (although we at Schumacher & Bauer certainly hope you do). But coming in for your regular dental check up and cleaning is very important to your oral health. Often people will think, “I am not having any aches or problems right now, so it’s probably fine if I skip this appointment.” What you don’t realize is that there are several reasons that we schedule you for appointments that don’t necessarily have to do with fixing the issues that are already there.

Here are 3 great reasons that regular dentist appointments are important:

1. It saves you money. A regular cleaning is a lot less expensive than having to deal with crowns, tooth replacements, and other oral surgeries and procedures. You might think it’s wise to skip an appointment now to save money, but you’ll end up paying for it a lot more in the long run– in time, money, stress, and potentially a lot of pain.

2. Catching minor problems before they get worse. We can spot problems before they are big enough to cause any sort of discomfort to you. As professionals, we can see the early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and a number of other issues that are prone to arise. Even though you might feel as though everything is okay, we can double check and take preventative measures to make sure the problem doesn’t worsen.

3. We clean your teeth better than you do. We’ve taught you the proper way to brush and floss, but some things you just can’t do on your own. We are professional teeth cleaners; anything you miss we will make sure to take care of any time you are in for a cleaning.