Answers To Your Oral Health Questions [FAQ BLOG]

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If you’re new to the Columbia, TN area and are looking for a trusted, experienced dental care provider, you’ve come to the right place! Today’s blog answers some of the most common questions we hear from prospective patients. Beck Dental Care has been serving the community for decades, and in the last five years, residents have voted us the best dental practice in the county.

Keep reading to find out more about what to consider when choosing a dentist and what sets our practice apart. Then give us a call at 931-398-5265 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your next dental checkup!

  1. What if I’m too afraid to go to the dentist?

At Beck Dental Care, we see patients all the time who experience various levels of dental anxiety. We also know that it can affect people of all ages. One of our biggest challenges in protecting the oral health of the good citizens of the Columbia community is helping them understand the importance of overcoming their dental anxiety.

Fearing the dentist to the point where you skip regular cleanings and exams can put you at greater risk for cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and ultimately, tooth loss. This is what we want to help our patients avoid. That’s why we go out of our way to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you come to our Columbia dental office.

We offer options in sedation dentistry that can help you stay relaxed while receiving treatment, no matter your level of fear or anxiety. You can choose from nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation to suit your needs depending on the length and complexity of your treatment plan. Our team of professionals are highly trained in sedation techniques so that you and everyone in your family receive the dental care needed to achieve their best oral health.

  1. If I’m not experiencing pain or any other kind of dental problems, do I really have to see a dentist?

While it’s good that you’re not experiencing any noticeable symptoms of oral health issues, there are still some dental problems that aren’t as easy to detect unless you’re one of our trained professionals.

The early stage of gum disease, or gingivitis, for example, can creep up on you slowly over a period of time. If left undiagnosed, it can advance to a point where you risk tooth loss and more serious overall health problems.

Our skilled hygienists are specially trained to spot the signs of gum disease and to treat it effectively. That’s why it’s important to keep up with your routine dental checkups in our office. Along with that, you’ll want to make sure good oral hygiene is a priority in your household. Brush twice daily with a soft bristle toothbrush. Floss your teeth once a day to remove food particles and other debris from in between your teeth and gums.

  1.  Why should I bring my family to Beck Dental Care?

Our team wants to give every patient personalized, comfortable dental care. As a thank you for trusting your family’s oral health to Beck Dental Care, we often will offer specials and promotions to our patients. For example, if you’re coming to us for the first time, you’ll receive a free dental cleaning and exam and a free digital X-ray.

We also do all we can to provide comfort options in our office, which are especially helpful for those with dental anxiety like we mentioned earlier. You can enjoy your favorite TV show and relax with a cozy blanket and pillow while in the dentist’s chair, for example. Whatever it takes to give you a stress-free dental experience, our warm, caring staff is here to help you.

And we don’t just stop there. Our office houses the latest in advanced digital technology in order to serve our patients efficiently because we care about your oral health and your time.

When it comes to maintaining a healthy smile, our team is one you can count on!

Trust your family’s oral health to our team at Beck Dental Care in Columbia, TN. Call us today at 931-398-5265 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.