If you’ve ever had a cavity before, you know that it can be pretty easy to beat yourself up about not taking better care of your teeth. All too often, people who are dealing with tooth problems feel like they’re in the minority.

Sure, you may have heard from one particular coworker that he had to get a root canal a few years ago. Maybe a family member had an issue with her gums. Whatever the case may be, however, when you’re the one seeing the dentist, you can start to feel like you’re all alone.

The truth of the matter is that you’re in the overwhelming majority of people. As a matter of fact, according to an article from Today, “virtually all American adults have tooth decay, and more than a quarter have cavities that have not been treated, a new government survey finds.” There you have it; you’re not alone!

Seeing a Dentist is Crucial

The aforementioned study goes on to note that “by the time they hit 65 [years of age], 96 percent of Americans have tooth decay.” Regardless of the reason that this happens, the fact remains that people all across the country are in need of quality dental care and they’re not always getting it.

One possible reason has to do with confusion about cavities. Once you get them filled, you’re set for life, right? Unfortunately this is not the case, as evidenced by the earlier statistic noting that over a quarter of the people with tooth decay haven’t had their cavities treated. In reality, although fillings can last for a long time, even under the best circumstances, you may need to have your cavities re-filled.

At the end of the day, nothing is permanent, but having a great dentist can make all of the difference in the world.

What to Expect From Summit Family Dentistry

If you’re in need of family dental care in Denver, North Carolina, you can rest assured that you’re always in good hands when you choose to visit Summit Family Dentistry. Dr. Andy Pernell is a second generation dentist striving to provide exceptional care for each and every patient who steps foot in our office.

At Summit Family Dentistry, we make preventative dentistry our highest priority. What is that, you ask? That’s a great question. In short, preventative dentistry just means that we advise our patients to see us regularly so that we can catch any potential problems before they become bigger issues. For example, if you have a filling that is starting to lose its effectiveness, we’ll do our best to find it at your annual exam and take care of it as soon as possible rather than after it causes you pain and discomfort.

Your smile is always our highest priority and our patient-centered approach means that we’ll always do our part to make sure that you are well taken care of.

We Put Patients First

Can we absolutely guarantee that you won’t have dental issues if you come in for your checkup on a regular basis? Unfortunately not, but you do have our guarantee that we’ll do the best work we possibly can to make sure your teeth are happy and healthy. And, of course, we’ll always try to put a smile on your face with a goofy joke, so it’s really a win/win for you.

We’re also proud to offer a few things we think will help to make you comfortable on your next visit. Between the cozy memory foam patient chairs, the plush blankets, and the complimentary coffee and water, you’re sure to be off to a good start. Add in the fact that we have iPads for your children and Netflix in every oratory and hopefully that goes a long way towards helping you to feel relaxed on your next visit. We do what we can to go above and beyond, always putting the comfort of our patients first and foremost.

Schedule Your Visit With Us Today

At Summit Family Dentistry, we use cutting edge technology to meet all of your dental needs. Whether you’re visiting for emergency dental care, to have a cavity filled (or refilled), or to have a dental implant placed, you can expect that we’ll greet you with a smile and an attempt to make your time with us as great as it can possibly be.

If you’re searching for a new dentist and you’re wondering what to expect on your first visit, you can read more about what makes us different or contact us today with any questions you might have. We’d be happy to make sure you have the information you need. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact our office at 980-201-8699 to set up a time for your visit. We look forward to hearing from you!