The Top 5 Reasons to Love Your Dentist 1. Your dentist can help you find love. By preventing halitosis, your dentist can increase your chances of landing a second date. 2. “Do it yourself dentistry” is never a good idea. 3. A whitened smile can shave 10 years off of your appearance… unless you are 15 years old. 4. Visiting your dentist prevents periodontal disease (a very common condition that leads to tooth loss). 5. Visiting the dentist regularly can provide a much needed, relaxing break from your routine.