Have you ever had a dream in which you bit into an apple, or a gumball, or even a sandwich and your tooth just, fell out? Or how about where you’re just sitting there, minding your own business, when all of a sudden your teeth just start crumbling.
Many patients have confided that they have or have had these sorts of nightmares in the past, and while we’re not exactly the people to be putting emphasis on dreams, we do know that many nightmares stem from a very real fear or worry – whether subconscious or not.
So, what do we propose these tooth loss nightmares mean? Well, we think it’s pretty self-explanatory: You’re worried about losing your teeth!
As we get older, our probabilities for tooth loss increase exponentially, a fact that does not escape the majority of us. Yet, even as most of us accept tooth loss as an inevitability, none of us actually want it to happen. So we worry about it, because that’s what humans do about things over which they have no control: worry.
But the thing about tooth loss is, you can control it! In fact, you can even go so far as to prevent it! Tooth loss is not an inevitability, but treating it as one is the surest way to make it one. Instead of worrying about tooth loss, start taking measures to stop it. With the technology and information we have today, there is no reason that you have to lose your teeth.
The first thing you need to do when you start having these nightmares is visit the dentist. We can give you a thorough summarization of what is going on inside of your mouth, what needs work and what’s working. We can put you on a regime and recommend a diet that will ensure lasting oral health. And we can nip any existing problems in the bud before they become something more damaging.
For peace of mind during this new stage of your life, visit https://dentalpassions.com/choosing-a-dentist/, or give us a call at 847-742-4214 today.