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Dermatologist 300x229 4 Appointments You Really Shouldnt Put OffLet’s face it—our lives are not getting any less hectic. Dare I say they are getting even more stressful? With this in mind, I recently took some time to do a little personal self-reflection and noticed patterns emerging in my own life: I consistently put my own health needs on the “back burner” for the sake of “not having enough time.” However, it occurred to me that at no point in my life am I going to feel that there are enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I juggle. That being said, I decided that my own health needed to stop being shuffled down to the bottom of my list of priorities. Keep this in mind as you consider your own health and read about the four appointment you really shouldn’t put off.
Your Dentist
It’s important to visit your dentist on a biannual basis. Not only are regular checkups imperative in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but it is also important because oral health is oftentimes indicative of other health-related concerns that might arise. For example, having gum disease is a high indicator that a person will likely suffer from heart disease also.

So breakout your calendar and call your dentist’s office today. Not only will you leave plaque and tartar free, but you’ll also have the peace of mind in knowing that other sicknesses are not right around the corner (because they would have manifested themselves orally in their early stages).

Limit your intake of sugar and acidic foods to prevent tooth enamel decay. In between visits, make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day (once in the morning, one at night) and floss daily. This will leave your mouth in tip-top condition and your pearly whites all the more gleaming.

Your Gynecologist
All you ladies out there—this is not optional. Going to the gynecologist for your annual checkup is incredibly important, especially as you get older and more sexually active. When you do meet with your doctor, be honest. This is a safe space wherein you should feel comfortable to discuss any issues or concerns you may have. Tell your doctor about your family’s medical history, your own sexual history, or whether or not you’ve been experiencing discomfort “down there.” Your gynecologist is oftentimes the first person who can help uncover health problems, such as fertility-related issues or ovarian cancer that manifests itself in women.
Don’t delay. You need to have a gynecological exam at least once a year.This also includes a breast examination and sometimes a rectal examination as well.Breast examinations are intended to uncover whether there are any growths or tumors. *Note: this examination does not take the place of your mammogram, a much more thorough and exhaustive screening process.A rectal examination is the easiest way that early signs of colon cancer can be detected. If your gynecologist does not do this regularly, ask for it—it’s important.

Your Dermatologist
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and has, over the past three decades, accounted for more cancer cases than all other cancers combined. This, coupled with the fact that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetimes, makes going to the dermatologist all the more imperative.
Schedule an appointment should you see unusual changes in moles that you already have, or should you notice new moles or growths appearing. Regular checkups with your dermatologist are important, especially if you are in a high-risk group (such as having fair hair or light eyes) as your dermatologist will be able to see any early signs of skin cancer.

Your Therapist
Your physical health is of critical importance, but sometimes we all too often overlook our emotional well-being. Sure, your girlfriends are a fabulous listening ear. But sometimes it is important to seek the aid of a professional who is trained to help you in ways that your friends cannot.
Do not put off making an appointment to get a little counseling. Oftentimes, the largest deterrent from exploring therapy options is the shame we ruthlessly require ourselves to experience in knowing that we need to talk to someone (am I going crazy?). Stop that right now! There is no shame in treating all areas of your life that could use a little restoration.
And the beauty of therapy versus venting to your girlfriends? Therapy is completely private, and you can speak freely the way you might not be able to in the presence of even the most trusted individuals in your life. Your therapist will be able to see patterns emerging that you or your friends might otherwise not see. Furthermore, your therapist will be able to train you to successfully manage the emotional trauma we inevitably all experience over the course of our lifetimes (break-ups, loss of a job, loss of a loved one, etc.). This is an incredible skill to be learned. If you do not have a therapist, and find that you consistently are in the emotional doldrums, seek one out today.
At the end of the day, your health is of the utmost importance because without it nothing can be done. Whether it is a matter of seeing your local dentist in Torontoor dermatologist in Trenton, stop putting off these appointments that are critical to your health and overall well-being. Your body—and your mind—will thank you later.

About the author : Annie Babbitt is a freelance journalist and blogger who enjoys writing about her interest in dating and relationships, current events, and women’s issues and health. As part of her freelance work she oftentimes draws inspiration for her writing from companies related to health concerns like Bloor Dental Clinic. In her spare time, Annie enjoys reading and trying new foods.
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