8 Reasons to Show Your Appreciation on National Dentist Day

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It’s National Dentist Day! They’ve got tools that spit water, tiny mirrors, and spit suckers, you see them twice a year (maybe more around Halloween time), and they probably won’t be giving you any lollipops after your visit. Who are we talking about? Dentists of course! Who doesn’t enjoy a nice visit to the dentist? If the mention of sitting in the chair and opening wide doesn’t get you excited, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Other than just poking around at your pearly whites (or what should be white), your dentist actually performs a lot of very important jobs in your life and the life of your teeth. Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should appreciate your dentist and maybe why you should try to brush a little more often.

We Keep You Healthy

Your mouth is the entry point to the inside of your body and all the activity occurring at every single second of your life. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy not only benefits you aesthetically, but it can help keep the rest of your body in good working order. A dentist can help you remove bacteria and other potentially dangerous agents from entering your body and making you sick.

We Help Prevent Severe Conditions

While keeping your mouth clean is important in and of itself, you are also helping prevent your body from developing more serious, even potentially life-threatening, conditions. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even preterm birth can all result from poor dental health. Your Las Vegas dentist can help ensure your teeth and body are safe.

We Give You a Boost of Confidence

One of the first things other people notice about you is your smile. A beautiful smile can light up a room while a dingy one can make others steer clear of your path. Once you begin talking, fresh clean breath can be appealing while stale sour breath can be a big turn off. While the day to day care of your teeth falls squarely on your shoulders; your dentist can give you a big shot of confidence by keeping your teeth shiny, white, and in good health. Next time you feel great about your smile, you know who to thank.

We Treat All Kinds of Mouths

No one likes to open up and have unsightly stains, dirty teeth, or an unpleasant smell as the first thing others see. A dentist does much more than clean your teeth. They can help ensure your overall oral appearance is where it should be. Your dentist can keep your teeth, gums, and even tongue looking great and healthy.

For most kinds of medical ailments, you may be required to see a variety of doctors beginning with your primary and then on to a specialist. While there are specialists for different kinds of dental work, a dentist can usually take care of most of your dental needs. Fillings, cleanings, toothaches, and more all in one place. Dentists make it easy for you to get all of your work done when you need it most.

We Help You Get Into a Good Oral Routine

One of the most important aspects of keeping healthy teeth and gums is to maintain a solid routine of consist brushing, washing, and flossing. But when is the best time to brush? How do you floss so that it is most effective? Your dentist will be able to guide you toward building a routine that will ensure you are doing the most for your oral health.

As parents, we have become accustomed to our children not listening to our instruction. A dentist can come in handy during such times. Whether they use a superhero surprise or promise them a lifetime of good health, a dentist’s words can go far in helping ingrain those important healthy habits in your kids.

We Help Relieve Your Pain

A toothache is no one’s idea of a good time. Painful, bothersome, and usually inconvenient, any ill feelings in your mouth can really put a damper on your day. Instead of wishing and waiting for the pain to dull away, a dentist can be your saving grace. With a quick look and their expertise, a dentist can help find the solution to relieve the pain and discomfort you are being plagued with.

We Lead You Toward a Path of Straighter Teeth

A dentist performs many tasks that together, make up good oral care. When the issue becomes the positioning of your teeth, a dentist can be your first step toward a straighter smile. Prepping your mouth and ensuring your current teeth or in the best shape they can be, your dentist will have you ready for an orthodontist to work their magic. Without a dentist, it may be hard to know where to begin.

We Answer All Your Questions on Teeth

Sure, we all know to brush our teeth, but what about the rest of your day? What food should we avoid to keep our teeth strong? Should we use a manual brush or electrical one? For these questions and more, your Las Vegas dentist can provide you with the tips and tricks you didn’t would have never thought of before. A dentist can offer you information on your mouth that can go a long way in ensuring your oral health is where it should be.

Although they may have to drill your teeth from time to time when you’ve eaten too many sweets or tug on your mouth if your squirm around in the chair too much, dentists do a whole slew of good for their patients. From the initial visits all the way through to lasting good oral health that shines, dentists provide us with many benefits that are easy to overlook – until we look in the mirror that is. So the next time you get a compliment on your brilliant smile or take a great picture, thank your dentist for all of their hard work – they most definitely deserve it.

About the Author

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Dr. Joan Landron

Currently serving the community at Absolute Dental since August 2008, Dr. Joan Landron graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1997.

She further honed her skills with a general practice residency at Metropolitan Hospital and underwent specialized training at New York University’s Implant Program for General Practitioners. Specializing in services such as X-rays, examinations, cleanings, crowns, and more, Dr. Landron brings a comprehensive approach to general and cosmetic dentistry, including implants.

A proud member of the American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Association, and Southern Nevada Dental Association, she cherishes her free time by spending moments with family, reading, and maintaining her health through exercise. Dr. Landron takes immense pride in being a part of the Absolute Dental team and is dedicated to her patients at the Absolute Dental – Nellis in Las Vegas, ensuring they receive the best care possible.

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