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Go to the Dentist!

 

How long has it been seen you have gone to the dentist? I know of people who are afraid to go but I believe putting it off just makes things worse, potentially compounding whatever issues they might have. 

I went a few weeks ago, I usually go a little more than the recommended six months, I go every four months to get a cleaning. I’ve found it helpful because I’m diligent about flossing when I go and then it gradually tapers off, so by the time four months roll around I’m not really flossing anymore. 

I imagine what keeps people from going is they’re afraid of hearing bad news and needing lots of work on their teeth. But I think putting it off makes it worse, whereas if you go regularly, it won’t be so bad. Maybe you’ll have one cavity, but if you don’t go for two years you could have six. Taking care of our teeth is not actually that hard most of the time. So, how long has it been since you’ve gone to the dentist?