Most dentists practice what might be called “reactive dentistry.” They wait for problems in your oral health–such as a cavity, a cracked tooth, or discoloration–and then they react to it with a treatment.

But at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, we do things differently. We believe in proactive dentistry, dentistry that’s preventive and helps to avoid problems rather than just react to them. We call this future-focused dentistry, and there are several reasons why it’s best for you.

Benefits of Future-Focused Dentistry

Have a Truly Healthy and Beautiful Smile

Reactive dentistry isn’t about achieving a healthy smile. Instead, it’s about making sure there are no problems with your smile. Think of it like a mechanic. A reactive dentist is like a mechanic who turns your car on and sees there are no warning lights, so he says, great, the car’s fine. The oil might be low, but it’s not too low. The car might have a rough idle, but he’s not concerned about that. And if the car is a little slower than it used to be, well, that’s to be expected.

A future-focused dentist is like a mechanic that really opens the hood. He doesn’t just check the oil, he’ll listen to the engine to understand if it’s functioning as it should or if there’s something going on that may not be a problem, but may turn into one. He cares about performance, and wants to optimize it.

At Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, we strive to make sure your smile isn’t just free from problems, we make sure it’s truly healthy and fit to function. And while many dentists may ignore the appearance of your teeth, we want to make sure you enjoy a beautiful smile.

Enjoy a Rest

With reactive dentistry, you’re constantly reacting to problems. One thing will go wrong, and then you’ll get it fixed, and something else will go wrong. It’s part of the logic: if something isn’t broke, don’t fix it, but that means that it will, eventually, break and need to be fixed. Which, from your standpoint, is a neverending cycle of one dental procedure after another.

But with future-focused dentistry, we anticipate problems that are likely to come up. We do what we can to prevent them from happening. That means that you get to enjoy long periods where you don’t need any more work on your teeth. You get to just enjoy your healthy, beautiful smile.

Avoid Suffering

One thing about dental problems is that they’re often more than just a nuisance: they can hurt. When you get reactive dentistry, you are essentially resigning yourself to the fact that you’re going to suffer. It’s part of the bargain. This includes the potential for jaw pain and headaches related to TMJ, which many dentists don’t even know to anticipate.

But with future-focused dentistry, we anticipate the problems before they happen, and that means we take care of them before they start to hurt.

Avoid Surprises

Another thing about dental problems is that they don’t respect your schedule. Instead, they can pop up whenever, and it seems to happen when it’s the least convenient time. You might end up with a toothache on your birthday or even on your daughter’s wedding day. That reunion with your friend from high school could end up ruined on account of an infected tooth. Or you might end up with a chipped tooth on the day of a public appearance or speech.

It’s impossible to completely eliminate surprises, but with future-focused dentistry, we greatly cut down on them. You will enjoy greater peace of mind knowing that it’s unlikely that a dental problem is going to come up at the worst time.

It’s a Good Investment

When you think of your dental care as an investment, you realize how much better future-focused dentistry can be for you. You might pay more up-front, but you’re investing in having fewer problems–and fewer expenses–in the future.

Sometimes, reactive dentistry might seem cheap at first, but it adds up over time, and in the long run it might be more expensive. But even if future-focused dentistry costs more, it’s a better value when you factor in the peace of mind, the comfort, the rest, and lack of disruptions in your busy schedule. It’s just a better approach to dentistry.

Are You Ready for Future-Focused Dentistry?

If you’re tired of reactive dentistry and want to have a truly healthy smile, there’s no time like the present to start on a better future. Please call (912) 234-8282 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, serving patients from across the country and around the world in Savannah, GA.