12 Reasons to See Your Dentist | Dr. Steven Strickland

Welcome to Smile On Dentistry, where we prioritize your oral health and well-being. Don’t wait until you’re in pain to visit the dentist – just as you make time for household chores, your oral health deserves a spot on your “to-do” list.

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Regular professional cleanings and examinations are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. These routine visits serve as your first line of defense against tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancers, and more. Early identification and treatment of any oral illness improve outcomes and allow for less-invasive treatment options. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Understanding Common Reasons for Avoiding the Dentist

The HDI Institute, in collaboration with the American Dental Association, has identified several common reasons for delaying dental visits. Cost, low perceived need, time constraints, and anxiety are often cited as the main causes. However, allowing these concerns to interfere with oral care may lead to more serious issues developing over time.

When Should You See the Dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends maintaining biannual visits for cleanings and examinations. Additionally, it’s essential to schedule an appointment if you experience any of the following:

  • Pain in your mouth, teeth, or face
  • Mouth or facial injuries
  • Medical conditions affecting oral health, such as diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Gum bleeding, swelling, or redness
  • Recent dental procedures like fillings, crowns, implants, or root canals
  • Difficulty eating or drinking
  • Chronic dry mouth
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Persistent mouth sores that don’t heal
  • Questions or concerns about your oral health and hygiene

Your Oral Health Matters

At Smile On Dentistry, Dr. Steven Strickland and our experienced team are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain your best oral health. We’re here to address your concerns, provide personalized care, and guide you on the path to a healthier smile. Don’t delay – schedule your next appointment with us today and take the first step toward a brighter, healthier smile.

Steven D. Strickland, DDS, PC of Woodbridge
Email: dentist@stricklandds.net
Phone: 703-494-6811
Url: https://familydentistwoodbridge.com/
1720 Financial Loop
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Steven D. Strickland, DDS, PC