Why Men Shouldn’t Skip Visiting the Dentist in Alpharetta

Posted on: July 26, 2016

DentistIf you are a guy that hasn’t seen a Alpharetta dentist in a few years, you’re not alone.  The Academy of General Dentistry found that men tend to visit a dental office less frequently than women and that 45 percent of men didn’t go because they simply didn’t see the need for it, with another 30 percent skipping visits due to dental anxiety.  While some form of anxiety is natural, this is perhaps the easiest to address.  Modern dental care is both convenient and comfortable.  Using sedation dentistry techniques, we can ensure that our patients feel great during their dental treatments so that there is nothing to be concerned about.

If, however, you are a guy that hasn’t felt the need to come in – it is time to learn the facts about oral health care.  While your teeth are small, they are also incredibly important to your oral health and your health overall. In fact, gum disease has been linked to heart disease so not taking care of your teeth and gums may increase your risk of heart disease.  Research is still ongoing but what we do know is that seventy percent of those treated for a heart condition, also have gum disease.  We also know that the same plaque in your arteries is found on your teeth, leading us to conclude that by allowing plaque deposits to build up on your teeth, you could be swallowing them and disbursing them throughout your body.  Science will eventually find all of the connections but in the meantime, it is best to avoid plaque buildup by having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis.

It is also important to visit the dentist if you have a busy schedule.  We understand that life can be demanding and with work, family and social obligations there can be little time for unscheduled inconveniences.  With that in mind, the best way to prevent a dental emergency is to schedule regular teeth cleanings.  We can remove the plaque and bacteria that can lead to problems and treat minor ones as they arise.  This simple step will allow us to treat cavities when they are small and eliminate infections before they have the chance to spread.  For those that are too busy to visit our office, taking the time is even more important.

Men that want to improve their social interactions and even job performance may find that visiting the dentist can help as well.  Match.com conducted a survey of 5,000 men and women, that found a beautiful smile is the most attractive quality that anyone can have.  Improving yours, can influence other areas of life.  Simultaneously, something like infected teeth and bad breath can negatively impact social interactions and job performance.  Many guys don’t realize that an infection can be the culprit behind dragon breath and that a simple teeth cleaning can solve this problem far more than chewing gum or using mouthwash.

For these reasons and more, take the time to visit our dentist office and ensure that your teeth and gums stay in excellent health.


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