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Common Dental Barriers; What's Keeping You From the Dentist Thursday, 05 July 2018

Statistics say that nearly one third of patients have not seen the dentist this past year. What’s holding you back this year? Scientific studies have proven that poor oral health is connected to heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses. It is even more important today to make oral health part of your overall physical wellness plan. Keeping your oral health in check can provide relief of many symptoms of systemic diseases, which you may not be aware have an association.

Three common reasons for keeping away from the dentist are financial, fear, and priority. Can you afford to wait? Quality of life especially in our later years is really dependent on being able to eat the foods that we enjoy and getting the proper nutrition. Nothing is better than properly chewing and actually tasting foods with our natural teeth. Taking them for granted may alter one of our favorite past times. Biting into corn on the cob, a crisp apple or eating a good steak can be compromised with missing or broken down teeth! If finances are keeping you away, we have creative financial plans that can fit treatment into your lifestyle. Anxious? Our relaxation modalities of massage, aromatherapy and gentle hands are focused at putting you at ease. Don’t compromise your oral health; call today to schedule your oral wellness visit!

Dr. Claudia Minadeo-Fox