Even though most people know that regular dental check ups are important part of our oral health care, roughly 50% of adults in the United States still do not see a dentist on a yearly basis. The main reasons for that is do to  “dentist-phobia,” finances, or just plain neglect.

If you are part of the 50% that is prone to ditching the dentist, keep in mind that by having regular trips to the dentist your dentist can catch problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, trauma, or cancer at an early stage when they are treatable and treatments are more affordable.