As the days of another year accelerate forward, we’re all aware that time isn’t slowing down. The demands of modern life push and pull on us from every angle. Deadlines at work and headlines at home, with a little personal time squeezed in along the way, write the story of our lives. The never-ending list of responsibilities and activities jostle for attention from a limited number of hours in the day.
Don’t Forget Yourself
In life’s rush it’s easy to take care of others before we take care of ourselves. And sometimes we set aside our own health just to fight through another rush hour. Preventive dental care often sits amongst our priorities but easily gets pushed down. And at Crawford DDS we’re right there with you, sharing this reality in our own lives. But when it comes to dental health we have a distinct motivation advantage: Every day we see both the effects of neglect and diligence.
Pain serves as a powerful motivator and can quickly change your entire schedule. Nothing on a task list becomes more important than a pounding toothache. While tooth problems can be experienced by our most committed patients, the vast majority of dental emergencies develop slowly over months or years. Pain becomes the late stage expression of a condition that should’ve never advanced so far. This underlines a stark truth in dentistry: A little bit of tooth decay or gum disease becomes a little bit more.
A Lifetime Investment
Preventive dentistry may be the best health investment available, paying immeasurable dividends far into the future. Since most dental problems develop relatively slowly, regular checkups with professional cleanings provide a stellar return. Avoiding even a single advanced cavity can save large amounts of time, discomfort and money. And the silent destruction of gum disease can be even more life altering. To top it off, ongoing research continues to uncover links between oral disease and serious health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
At Crawford DDS, we appreciate active lifestyles and how significantly dental health can contribute to the efficiency of your days. We also know it’s easy to skip past planned treatment or periodic preventive visits, even with the best intentions. While we’ll always be here to help you with dental emergencies, we want to help you enjoy the benefits of exceptional dental health. So whether you’re overdue by a month or a year or more, give us a call. We’ll work with you to find a treatment schedule that works and keeps your life on track!