The Denver Magazine, 5280 awarded Dr. Johnson the honor for 2013 based on his votes from other dentists!
Fear of dentists is one of the most common causes for avoiding necessary dental care. Approximately eighty percent of the new patients that call our office express a fear of dentists or dentistry. Though phobias are by nature irrational, many dental fears are based in a past experiences such as a childhood trauma, a feeling of shame or being blamed for bad teeth or dental problems, fear of pain, fear of the unknown, fear of needles, some past dental horror story, fear of losing control. There are steps that can be taken to combat dental fears:
Facts About Decay
The number of cavities in the average mouth is down and people are keeping their teeth longer. People, on average, have healthier mouths than even 10 years ago. Specifically:
We often hear the questions, “If I have dentures, why do I need to see my dentist?”
Your dentist is responsible for more than just your tooth care. Your dentist should ask you to visit at least annually, even if you have dentures. You will still need an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer treatment has only a 50% success rate over five years. Oral cancer is It is difficult for people to see inside their own mouths and most people do not know how to recognize early signs of oral cancer. Your dentist has the training and skills to identify and advise on potential problems.
In addition to the risk of oral cancer, your dentist will also be able to spot any potential problems with your dentures that may threaten the length of time they are functional for you. Doesn’t it make sense to protect your investment and your life? Call for a denture exam and an oral cancer screening today. 303-422-8748
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