3 Reasons Masking Problems Isn’t A Good Plan

Especially when you’re doing your best to keep your little ones smiling, unworried about their oral health, and then you’re also taking care of the endless list of tasks required of daily life (every single day), it’s often easy to sweep issues under the rug. One of the easiest ways to do this when it comes to smile concerns? Masking the problem, whether with pain relief, rationalization, or otherwise! Consider a few reasons why this isn’t your best plan (and call us immediately to schedule an appointment)!

Reason #1: It Won’t Fix Anything

It’s easy to gain a false sense of security about your child’s oral health when you mask problems. Maybe you use numbing gel for pain. Perhaps you offer children’s pain relievers for a toothache. Whatever the case, it’s easy to feel like you’ve solved the problem even when you haven’t. Temporary relief is wonderful but remember that it’s only temporary.

Reason #2: The Problem Will Still Worsen

Unfortunately, in addition to the fact that attempting to mask a problem doesn’t fix it, there’s something worse: The issue is going to continue progressing. While you’re covering up the symptoms, the problem may blossom, which can yield further discomfort and the need for more complex, costly, and time-consuming care in the future.

Reason #3: It May Cause You To Miss Visits

Perhaps you think to yourself that you can put off your child’s dental checkup for just a couple more months. Since you are keeping your child’s oral health issue in the “okay” zone and your child is comfortable, you may end up missing visits that are essential! Don’t mask issues. Instead, simply keep up with preventive care (and come in for additional visits when necessary).

See Us For Any Issue, Big Or Small

Remember that bringing your child in for a checkup for any type of dental health concern is always the best way to ensure all is well. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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