Does your dentist near me, known for wanting patients to stick to a regime of good oral hygiene?
More than just brushing and flossing, a good dentist near me wants to instil a regimen of regular hygiene visits. For some people (like your dentist, hopefully), this stuff is a no brainer.
But for others, the logic isn’t quite so obvious. In fact, the logic of dental hygiene sounds distinctly unsexy and unappealing and is only considered on a ‘have to’, rather than ‘want to’ basis.
Why is that?
Well we human beings are complex….and we’re not.
So often, we’re after a quick fix. This approach can apply to just about anything: finances, health, relationships; you name it.
Living in a fantasy of the ‘silver bullet’, we think that if we grace the hallways and treatment rooms of our dentist or hygienist every so often, floss once in a blue moon, and brush most days, we’ll have that hygiene thing good and sorted.
Well, I’m here to tell you dental hygiene – and good health and long life – don’t work that way.
Just as it is with your superannuation, it’s necessary to think about your retirement and how you might fund that, long before it rolls around; not when retirement is knocking on your door.
The same principle applies to your health – and especially your dental health. The foundations need to be laid progressively, over a period of time, to yield the kind of results that make for a long, healthy, and happy life.
But don’t take my word for it. The research is in. There is now ample evidence demonstrating our oral health is a great indicator of overall physical health.
For example, did you know that if we decrease the amount of plaque on our teeth (as we do in a hygiene visit), we actually open up the arteries around our heart and our brain? Maintain regular brushing and flossing between visits and you’re well and truly on the pathway to good health.
Dental hygiene (and a long life): is it for you?
I get that a preventative approach to dental hygiene is not for everyone and maybe you’re one of those people.
Yes, you’ll get along to the dentist near me when you have to (think toothache, filling, emergency). You’ll probably even enjoy the experience of clean teeth for a day, a week, or a month. At some point you may even decide to whiten your teeth and then enjoy feeling good about yourself for a period of time, but a consistent program of dental hygiene with a long term view is not something you’ll commit to.
The truth is, you’re a reactor, not a planner.
The truth is, living longer and a better quality of life is not for you.
The truth is, you’re missing out.
Good dental hygiene = long healthy life
We now know that people with more teeth live longer. That’s a big incentive for anyone interested in getting around the planet for as long as they can.
It’s this philosophy that we subscribe to at Dental as Anything.
We’re into promoting good health and living longer by maintaining regular hygiene visits and enjoying the corresponding benefits. Not just because it’s good to see you, but also because making these visits contributes to your overall vitality and longevity. It’s also the way in which we’re able to serve our patients.
Apart from any other health benefits, time with your hygienist or dentist is incredibly valuable in other ways too. These visits help identify and track typical dental issues before and as they arise, rather than after the fact. It means together, the patient and dentist or hygienist can re-focus and get back on track to good health. Ultimately, this prevents small issues from becoming bigger, more difficult and costly situations to manage.
The upside is you can jump back on board the hygiene bandwagon at any time. It is never too late.
By taking the simple step of booking your Hygiene Visit today, you have the power to redirect and change your life. Are you prepared to do it? If you are looking for a ‘dentist near me’ in the local Gold Coast area of Helensvale, Southport, Oxenford, Hope Island, Pacific Pines, Coomera and Upper Coomera, CALL US on (07) 5573-0188
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