Should I wait to see you until my teeth hurt?

Absolutely not! Our goal is to do everything we can to keep you out of pain. By the time you are in pain, the problem may already be very severe. This means that, most likely, we will have to choose treatments that are more complicated and possibly more costly than they would be if we addressed the problem while it was still small.

If you want to avoid ever reaching this point, we encourage you to follow a routine of regular dental visits. The time to see us is when there are no visible problems. If we see a potential problem with our digital x-rays, we can treat it right away, long before it ever causes you any pain.

We recommend that you come in to see us twice a year for checkups and cleanings. Dr. George or our dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits if you have a history of dental problems. Another important part of keeping your teeth healthy is good oral hygiene practices at home. Brushing and flossing twice a day, combined with regular exams and cleanings, is the easiest way to keep your teeth healthy and free of disease.

Please contact our Portland, IN dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment.

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