If you are part of the 40 percent of adults who do not visit the dentist, the health of your mouth may be in jeopardy. Although tooth enamel is considered to be the hardest surface in your body, it may be eroding and chances are you will not even know it until a dentist advises you of it. Even gingivitis, which is a form of gum disease, may be present in your mouth. Fear of the dentist is not uncommon, but it is important to overcome this fear for the sake of your teeth. Following these tips may help you find a dentist who can appropriately handle your dental treatment.