When it comes down to it, there is no excuse not to go to the dentist twice a year. Taking an hour out of your life two times a year is not going to affect your professional or personal life, and it is not going to put any extra strain on your life. The fact is, most people like to use a lot of different excuses for not going to the dentist, most of which don’t stand up to common sense. Here are four popular excuses, and why they don’t stand up:
“I Can’t Find A Dentist I Trust”
When you are looking for dentists Honolulu, you will find dozens of options to choose from. If after researching every dentist within 30 miles of where you live and going in for thorough consults with each and you still can’t find someone that you trust, you can use this excuse. Under any other circumstances, though, you cannot make that excuse and expect it to work.
“I Don’t Have The Money”
Most dentists cost under $100 for a simple check-up, meaning that you can put away roughly $15 a month and be able to pay for it. If you have dental insurance you typically only have to pay for a small percentage of the costs. The best way to make sure that you do not have to pay for those expensive treatments like root canals? Go in for regular check-ups. The less often you go to dentists Honolulu to get your teeth checked and cleaned, the more apt you are to have major issues.
“I Can’t Stand The Pain”
A simple cleaning at the dentist does not hurt. Frankly, the filling of a cavity does not hurt. Most of the “pain” that people experience is the fear that they build-up before they get to the dentist. If you are that fearful of sitting in the chair, look for Dentists Honolulu that put you to sleep during cleanings.
Staying away from the dentist because you are afraid is like not taking your car in for an oil change because you are afraid: it doesn’t make any sense, and it is going to cause more harm than any check-up ever will.