Letting Go of Dental Guilt

June 1, 2018

Many people can feel guilty or embarrassed about the condition of their oral health. This guilt can sometimes manifest into procrastination of going to the dentist, so that they don’t have to confront the guilt of how they let their mouth get to such a state. However, feeling negatively cannot make things better and putting off important dental care will certainly not help. The best thing to do is to shake off the guilt that you may feel and get the care you need to get your smile healthy. Your dentist and their team want to do everything they can to make you feel comfortable in a non-judgmental environment. 

Accepting When Major Care Is Needed

It is normal to feel guilt if and when you find out that you need a root canal or a tooth extraction. While yes, both of these situations can often be prevented, the truth is that it may not be a lack of preventative measures that got you there. Sometimes there can be an unknown issue, such as grinding your teeth, that may give tooth decay a head start despite your excellent hygiene. Even if it was a poor oral hygiene that got you into the boat, it is important to stay positive. Restorative treatments can be done to save your tooth (or teeth), and you can do your best to do better going forward.

Stepping up Your Oral Hygiene

It can be a tad embarrassing if during your dental exam or cleaning, you were told that you are missing spots when you are brushing or flossing routines. But if you look on the bright side, you were getting a routine dental exam or cleaning! Take the advice as a learning opportunity and try to brush or floss with a bit more mindfulness going forward.

We Want to Help You Feel Good About Your Dental Health

There is no need to feel guilty about your smile, when you can act to improve it instead. To schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.