When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you are going through a divorce or became the caregiver for an ailing parent. Perhaps you took on a second job or started night school to earn an advanced degree.
Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career or move can be exciting but overwhelming. It’s okay — and sometimes helpful — to drop some of the balls. You can probably let another parent take over room mother duties for a few weeks, forego a haircut or skip poker night until things calm down.
When life hands you extra challenges it is easy to get lax about oral hygiene. Sometimes you feel too exhausted to brush or floss and skip regular check-ups and cleanings. Dr. Scott Elrod wants to remind you to look at the possible consequences of neglecting your smile:
1. Tooth decay
2. Gum disease
2. Tooth and gum pain
3. Bad breath
5. Tooth loss
Your plate is already full — you don’t want to add poor oral health and the associated expense and inconvenience required to treat advanced issues.
Let the car go unwashed for a few weeks. Record your favorite show to watch later when things slow down. Postpone that kitchen remodel. But keep your smile healthy — it really will make your life easier, healthier and happier.
Led by Dr. Scott Elrod, the team at Distinctive Dental Services in Lake Jackson, Texas, provides gentle, comprehensive dental care for the whole family. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, we invite you to call us at 979.297.0337 to schedule an exam and cleaning. Our personable team will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. There is no need to feel ashamed about plaque build-up or a cavity. We completely understand how stressful life can get and love helping our Lake Jackson area patients get back on track.