Nobody wants to go to the dentist and get “bad news”. We, the dentists and hygienists, don’t want to be the bearer of “bad news” either. However, we are trained to recognize the early signs and symptoms of gum and dental disease. Wouldn’t you rather have the “bad news” that your gum disease or cavity is easily treatable than having to have your tooth removed? This is a friendly reminder of the benefit of having at least two professional cleanings and dental exams a year so treatable conditions can be recognized early, which can save you time and money. So one cavity isn’t such “bad news” is it now?