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Being Embarrassed is No Reason to Avoid the Dentist

Posted on 8/20/2016 by Nic Grasvik
A patients mouth suffering from gum disease.There are many reasons that you might not go to the dentist. You might be afraid. You might say you don't have the time. You might feel that your oral health is just fine and you simply don't need to go.

Or, perhaps you might be embarrassed. Perhaps your teeth have fallen into disarray.

You have an imperfect smile due to cracks or breaks. Your oral hygiene habits aren't perfect.

You now suffer from gum disease or tooth decay. You are afraid of what the dentist might say; you think you are going to be reprimanded for the condition of your teeth. Embarrassment shouldn't stop you from visiting your dentist. In fact, going can actually fix your dental problems and make you a healthier, happier individual.

Fix Imperfections

Have you experienced cracks or breaks in your teeth? Or maybe they aren't as white as they could be? Your dentist can fix these issues and restore your beautiful smile.

Cracks or breaks can be fixed in any number of ways depending upon the severity. It is also important to have them fixed to avoid future issues such as infection. For whiter teeth, a simple, non-invasive whiting procedure can be done.

Treat Gum Disease and Tooth Decay

Gum disease and tooth decay can lead to a whole host of problems. Your teeth could become loose and fall out. Even worse, you can get serious infections. These issues should be treated as soon as possible to avoid any of this from occurring.

Better Overall Health

Going to the dentist can give you better overall health. Infections from gum disease can enter your blood stream and travel to other parts of your body, potentially harming your heart or brain. Putting a stop to these infections will stop these problems from happening. Oral exams can also serve as early detection for other health issues, like diabetes or cancer.

Visiting the dentist shouldn't be embarrassing. In fact, a visit can solve many of the issues you are embarrassed about. Not only that, but your dentist can teach you the proper oral hygiene habits to prevent future issues from ever occurring in the first place.

Please contact us if you have any questions about gum disease.


Dr. Nicholas Grasvik
4690 SW Hall Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005


Easy to find in downtown Beaverton.
Lots of parking available

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