Do you have a friend who brags that she has never needed a dental filling for her smile? In her whole entire life? If so, you may find yourself feeling a little bit frustrated if you’ve received one (or if you are currently awaiting a visit for one), especially if you take pretty good care of your oral health. Before you let yourself feel like your brushing and flossing is just not worth it (it absolutely is), we are happy to decode this mystery, so you feel confident about your dental hygiene again.
Remember, Your Friend Might Need One
Whether or not you feel comfortable asking your friend additional questions, have a quick discussion with yourself in these types of instances. Remind yourself that just because your friend has never had a dental filling does not mean much. Think through the following:
- Your friend might need a filling but refuses one.
- Your friend might not have visited a dentist for many years and may have tooth decay that has gone untreated.
- Your friend might be telling the truth! Don’t worry! If you’re trying your best but aren’t seeing the results you want, let us know: We will help.
Alas, Some People Are Immune
Remember that a very, very small percentage of the population is immune to the development of cavities. As a result, you can brush and floss your smile and occasionally deal with the need for a dental filling, while your friend puts forth less effort than you and never requires a filling. True, this can feel a bit annoying. However, you still know that your efforts in dental hygiene are essential and that the effort you’re putting forth is definitely worth it.
ABOUT YOUR LONGVIEW, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Longview, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Tyler, TX.