10 Reasons to still see your dentist even during the pandemic

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Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this time.

We appreciate you all so much! We’ve been working hard and we feel confident in our new office policies and safety measures to ensure our patients and staff are kept safe during this pandemic.

Your safety is our top priority here at Image Dental, and things aren’t going to be exactly like they were pre-COVID, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re so excited to see your smiling [masked] faces!

We understand you may be worried to step outside your home, but the dental office may be one of the safest places you can be.

Dental professionals are familiar with infectious-disease risk environments and everyone in our team is ready to care for you.

Why you shouldn’t delay dental visits

We recommend seeing your dentist in Red Deer unless you feel sick or have been in contact with someone ill. Here are ten reasons why you should keep your dental appointments.

  1. Spot dental issues. Don’t wait until you feel discomfort in your mouth to book a dental visit. Not all dental issues come with pain. Some may only begin to bother you once they’re already in their advanced stages.
  2. Maintain your dental work. You need to see your dentist to evaluate any existing dental work or oral appliances. Excessive wear and poor fit can affect their performance and also cause you inconveniences.
  3. Prevent gum disease. While gum disease is common and treatable, it may be hard to diagnose it at first. Detecting its presence early on will help you prevent tooth loss and damage to supporting structures.
  4. Avoid cavities. Food choices, everyday habits, and your oral hygiene routine can either reduce or increase your risk of developing cavities. Professional dental cleanings are crucial in removing stubborn debris on your teeth and preventing gum inflammation and periodontal disease.
  5. Reduce teeth staining. The food and drink that you consume daily can affect the shade of your teeth. With regular dental hygiene cleanings, you can prevent stains from settling into your teeth. You can minimize tooth discoloration and also maintain teeth whitening treatment if you’ve previously received any at the dental office.
  6. Protect overall health. Oral health is connected to your general health and vice-versa. Taking steps to care for your gums and teeth can also help you manage medical conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
  7. Treat existing dental issues. If you’ve been undergoing dental treatment before COVID, it’s time to start seeing your dentist again. Dental issues may only recur or worsen if you’ll keep delaying appointments. Over-the-counter medications and home remedies can only offer temporary relief. Your dental team can provide lasting solutions.
  8. Reduce dental costs. Delaying routine dental checkups and necessary treatments can cause issues to progress and require intensive care, which can then lead to increased dental costs. A seemingly small cavity can spread and cause extreme pain. The sooner you can have issues checked, the simpler the necessary treatment, and the lower your dental bill is, too.
  9. Skip inconveniences. A toothache can be debilitating. Pain in your mouth, as well as related structures, can lead to reduced mobility and, in some instances, missed school or work. Avoid these inconveniences by seeing your dentist regularly.
  10. Feel safe and secure. We’re confident of the efforts we’re doing to make you feel comfortable and safe throughout your dental visit. If you have questions or concerns about our new normal protocol, please let us know. We’re more than happy to provide you with the information you need.

We’re all set to welcome you to our dental office in Red Deer

COVID-19 or not, it’s important to pay attention to your health.

If you still feel unsure about going to the dentist, please feel free to contact us for any dental-related inquiries that you may have.

While we’re still unsure when we can go back to how things were, let’s continue caring for your teeth and gums.

So, when that time comes, which can be very soon, you can take off your mask with confidence and show off your healthy smile.

Visit Image Dental Care today for a comprehensive dental checkup or call us at (403) 342-5800.