So it's been a while
since you've been to the dentist?
It's OK, you're not alone...
Quick! When was the last time you went to the dentist? If you’re on a regular dental maintenance program, you probably have a pretty good idea. But if you’re having a hard time remembering, rest assured you’re not alone, and we’re here to help not to judge.
We understand that time flies and other things can take priority, but there is a direct correlation between oral health and your body’s overall health.
For example, the infection that’s associated with gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more, so making a commitment to your oral health with regular check-ups is a smart decision.
Visiting a dentist twice a year for professional cleaning and oral examination is recommended, but there are lots of things that keep people from scheduling regular dental visits. Maybe you lost your dental insurance when you switched jobs. Or you might not be aware that a dental discount plan is available. Maybe you have dental anxiety and haven’t scheduled a visit because dental appointments make you nervous.
Regardless of the reason, just because it may have been a long time since your last visit to the dentist doesn’t mean you necessarily need extensive dental work. If you’ve taken good care of your teeth, your dentist might tell you that everything is in good shape.
If it’s been a few years since your last dental appointment, you’ll likely discover that a lot has changed in the treatment types available. Dentistry is a constantly changing profession, and Drs. Wong and Smolnicky are diligent about their continuing education and staying current with being able to offer the very best that today’s modern dentistry can provide.
Ready to take the next step, but not sure where to start? It’s easy. Contact our office and set up your appointment. We’ll let you know “what’s going on” in your mouth and give you information about available treatments. When you come in for your new patient appointment, we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the experience — the friendliness and professionalism of our entire team, the comforts of the office, and the fact that we really do care about our patients. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
For more information about our practice, dental treatment options, payment options, or any of the services we provide, call our Valparaiso office at 219-464-1141 or our Merrillville office at 219-769-8788. We look forward to serving your dental care needs.