At Dental Associates of Delaware it is always our goal to make sure our patients are practicing the best oral health habits. With busy schedules and multiple kids it can be easy for adults to let certain things fall through the cracks, like visiting the dentist. This we completely understand! However, we want people to know that it is never too late to visit the dentist! Whether you never went growing up or are embarrassed because you haven’t been in a couple of years, don’t be! We want to see you in one of our three conveniently located offices in Brandywine, Hockessin, Middletown, Newark, or Wilmington whether it is for a new patient exam, a traditional cleaning or a cosmetic dentistry consultation.
The Mouth Is The Mirror Of Your Health
What a lot of people fail to realize is that the mouth is the mirror of health and a lot of times preventable illnesses could have be caught sooner had the person frequently visited the dentist. The purpose of this information is not to scare people into coming to the dentist, but letting them know that beyond the importance of oral health, poor oral health can be an indicator to other health problems. For instance, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately 30,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with oral cancer. Visiting your dentist regularly can help increase the chances of catching disease in it’s earliest stage whether that be oral cancer, gum disease or even facial pain.
Checking The Facts
We all know it can be easy to lose track of the last time you visited your friendly family dentistry, and it might even feel like you were just there a couple of months ago. However, the fact is that 12% of adults ages 20-64 have not been to the dentist in the last 5 years. What is even worse is that 14% of adults between these ages report that the condition of their teeth or mouth is poor. Here is a really scary statistic for you from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92% of adults 20-64 have had dental caries in their permanent teeth, that’s tooth decay, people!
Visit Our Brandywine, Hockessin, Middletown, Newark, Or Wilmington Office Today!
The Doctors at Dental Associates of Delaware recognize that in your daily lives it can be hard to remember to make an appointment with your dentist, but we are here to tell you it is never too late! Whether you are in the need of a filling, veneers, or a simple cleaning we are here to serve you. Please don’t hesitate to contact one our offices today to set up an appointment for you or a family member. We look forward to seeing your smile!