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3 Common Misconceptions People Have about the Dentist

January 20, 2017
Posted By: Nick Schulte, DDS
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Many factors can keep us from much-needed dental care, including time, cost, and fear or anxiety. Many people have beliefs about the dentist that just aren't true, and your dentist in Saint Paul, MN is here to set the record straight!

Here are 3 common misconceptions we typically hear about the dentist:

Myth: Dental Treatment Is Time Consuming

Modern dentistry has made so many advances, and with each new technology, dentistry becomes more efficient for our patients. For example, our CEREC system allows us to complete and finalize a dental crown for our patients during one short visit at our office. CEREC makes the procedure more comfortable by eliminating messy impressions and more efficient by allowing us to design and mill your crown while you wait. A procedure that used to take two to four weeks to complete, now only takes a few hours.

Myth: Dentistry Is Painful

State-of-the-art technology also helps us make treatment procedures more comfortable. Dental injections are virtually pain-free these days, and nothing beats the expertise and gentle touch of our dental providers. With over 85 years of experience between them, you can rest assured that you're in experienced hands when you choose RJF Advanced Dentistry for your dental care.

Myth: If My Teeth Don't Hurt, They're Fine

Many patients are surprised to find that they suffer from issues such as gum disease and tooth decay because they haven't yet experienced any pain. Dental conditions like these can be sneaky and may not cause any pain until the damage has become severe.

Routine dental checkups and cleanings are your best line of defense against these concerns since we remove the excess plaque that causes these issues and screen for them at every six-month dental appointment.

Contact Our St. Paul Dental Office

At Brimhall Dentistry, you're going to experience dentistry in a different way! We want to dispel the myths and provide you with the best dental experience you've ever had, and this is how we've built our reputation over the years. We encourage you to contact our office today and learn more about us.

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