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Restoration Dentistry For A Brand New Smile

dental veneers west palm beachEveryone deserves a beautiful smile, but some oral issues can rob you of what is rightfully yours. A survey shows that some people believe a smile is more attractive than a person’s personality. The dentists at Florida Premier Dentistry think your personality is accented by your smile, and they can help you achieve it through a variety of dental restoration techniques.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a prerequisite to cosmetic dentistry; it involves the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of certain dental problems that affect the overall aesthetics of the teeth.

Your dentist will help restore or treat teeth that are severely decayed. Decay occurs when harmful bacteria thrive in your mouth for far too long, which is something that Dr. Dan Casel and Dr. Patrick Williams try to prevent with regular dental appointments.

Our dental experts will also help you deal with chipped, cracked, discolored, or even missing teeth. Chips and cracks can be caused by a sporting injury or similar issues. It should be noted that some cracks and chips can make your teeth susceptible to cavities. In short, you should see the team at Florida Premier Dentistry as soon as possible.

Missing teeth could make some people feel self-conscious about their smiles, and that is understandable, but there is more to consider. For one, ignoring a missing tooth can cause teeth misalignment. Each tooth is part of the overall structure of your mouth, which could be put in danger with a tooth missing.

Many times discolored teeth can be linked to smoking. Dr. Casel and Dr. Williams would encourage you to stop smoking for the good of your oral and overall health. The nicotine can damage cell structures within your gums if given enough time, which could in turn lead to oral cancer. Discolored teeth are not always linked to cigarettes, certain foods and drinks with strong pigments can do this, as well. These could be drinks like red wine, certain teas or other similar beverages. This issue, and the issues mentioned above, can be addressed with restoration dentistry.

What can be Done?

A lot can be done to correct your dental issue; for example, some cracks can be repaired with fillings. It all starts with your dentist and a visit so that you can discuss your goals. Your dentist will likely use different techniques to evaluate your teeth and come up with a personalized restoration plan. This will likely involve visual, mechanical, and radio-graphic techniques to help us to gain a better understanding of the issues that must be addressed.

The way your unique oral issue will be resolved depends on what your specific problem is, but the following are just some possible options your restoration team has in their arsenal of options: Dental implants are a terrific way to replace missing teeth, veneers  in West Palm Beach can fix a number of issues including gaped or chipped teeth and tooth whitening can bring a beautiful white luster back to teeth that are stained or tarnished.

Of course, there are other tools and materials that can be used. You can give Florida Premier Dentistry a call to find out more information and to schedule an appointment. The restoration process in some cases may take some time, depending on your issue. Just remember that the most important thing to keep in mind is the end result, which is a beautiful , healthy and lasting smile.

Dental Implants Or Bridges For Missing Teeth?

dental implant West Palm BeachA question that some people ask the Doctors at Dr. Dan Casel’s office is the difference between dental implants and bridges. Many patients wonder what they should do after losing a tooth, which is understandable. It is a big decision, and you should know the differences between the two.

Essential Differences

Dental implants replace the root and crown. This is done with an evaluation of your jawbone, where an artificial root usually made of titanium is placed. This is where your oral specialist will place the abutment or the replacement crown.

Now, bridges are similar to dentures. This dental attachment is placed on the gums. The surrounding healthy teeth are treated to make sure that the bridge is properly secured. In essence, your healthy teeth will act as hooks unlike dentures, which are usually attached to a metal framework attached to your teeth.

Which One is Better?

This is not an easy question to answer. The truth is that both options have their advantages. Some people may prefer one over the other.

One major disadvantage that is usually associated with dental implants is the fact that a root will be implanted into your jawbone. This might seem quite drastic to some, but the benefits may prove worth it. Another issue that some have concerning dental implants is the process can be lengthy. The following are just some reasons why it is the preferred choice of Dr. Dan Casel’s team:

  • Will not affect healthy teeth
  • Restores gum and jawbone stimulation, which keeps both strong
  • Does not lead to facial deformation over time
  • Implants do not decay
  • Implants can be treated like a normal tooth when brushing and flossing

You will be pleased to know that the Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches offers all on four full arch implant retained devices. These devices are meant to help those who are missing all of their teeth. Your West Palm Beach oral specialist will place about four root implants or posts and use these to attach a full arch dental replacement.

Those who are missing only one tooth or have less jaw bone material to work with might want to consider mini implants. This is good alternative to dental implants. The concept is similar to regular dental implants because your oral specialist will place a titanium post into your jawbone. The difference is that the post is relatively smaller, and the procedure is minimally invasive. The healing process does not take as long, and the price can be more affordable.

Keep in mind that mini implants do not only replace a missing tooth but could also be used to anchor dentures should you be interested in that.

Dental bridges will in most instances not require a surgical procedure, although there is a certain amount of prep work to be performed with the surrounding teeth to create the base which supports the denture. Therefore this lesser invasive approach is what often attracts some people to this option. It is definitely less time-consuming and an inexpensive alternative to implants.

The issue is bridges can make the rest of your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay for a couple of reasons. They can be difficult to floss between the bridge and the gum tissue below and because they force the oral specialist to remove enamel from healthy teeth. Enamel is a protective layer that lies over your teeth and helps keep bacteria at bay. Not to mention that bridges do not support your gum and jawbone, which may end up weakening them and could lead to facial deformations over time.

The Dentists at Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches are happy to help you find the best solution to your specific situation. Call us at (561) 686-2077 should you have any additional questions regarding these options or to see how our dental experts can help you.

Achieve A Perfect Smile With Dental Veneers in West Palm Beach!

dental veneers West Palm Beach FLHave you ever wondered what makes a smile special? Why is it that a smile is as important in normal day-to-day activities as it is to folks in Hollywood? You might be surprised, but a healthy smile is more important than you might imagine, making dental veneers in West Palm Beach that much more helpful in achieving it.

Why is a Beautiful Smile so Important?

The idea behind that perfect looking smile is rooted in some truth, and it does not really have to do with vanity but rather human nature. For example, studies show that teeth are human ornaments. These ornaments are meant to expose several things about you to a fellow human being like the following:

  • Tartar reveals poor dental hygiene, which could make you prone to cavities.
  • Discoloration could indicate poor enamel and malnutrition.
  • Stained teeth could also indicate poor dental hygiene, which could lead to cavities.
  • Self-grooming is an indication of good mental health but stained teeth sends off the opposite sign.

These thoughts are not something that people consciously associate bad teeth with but rather something that happens naturally. This is the reason why so many people judge possible mates based on their teeth. There is also a significant number of people who believe healthy teeth is a sign of a successful person, so a nice smile might help you get a promotion. There is no doubt that the importance of a smile should not be overlooked.

A Smile Makeover Just for you

One thing that Dr. Dan Casel and his team at Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches is proud to provide is the means for you to have your very own smile makeover, which starts with veneer dental.

Veneers are thin porcelain layers that are placed over your teeth. The bond is quite strong, and it requires almost no anesthesia. Some veneers are made of a resin material, but both serve the same purpose. It is a minimally invasive procedure that helps hide discolorations. It should also help make your smile sparkle like you were on the red carpet.

The procedure does take a few days, including a day to take impressions of your teeth and buff your teeth to allow space for the veneers. The amount of tooth that is removed is less than half a millimeter, which is hardly anything at all. It is important that you are happy with the color of your veneers before they are bonded to your teeth. Dr. Casel or his team can answer any questions, but the veneer cannot be altered after it is placed.

There is no need to worry about maintenance too much; just be sure to brush, rinse, and floss as your dentist has told you. You may have to go through a one to two week adjustment period since the size of your teeth will be slightly different. Dr. Casel or his team may ask you to come in for a follow-up appointment, too.

It is easy to see why veneers are one of the preferred methods for achieving that Hollywood smile. This will help hide gaps, cracks within a tooth, or even a chipped tooth.

Call us today at (561) 686-2077 for your personal consultation and let the doctors at Premier Dentistry help you on your path to enjoying a more healthy and beautiful looking smile!

Can Using a Mouthwash Improve Your Health?

Oral hygiene is important for several reasons. For one, maintaining oral health might help prevent cavities or keep your teeth bright and white. One thing that many dentists, including Dr. Dan Casel, are happy to see is a growing number of people are using mouthwash regularly. Still, some people omit this practice from their dental regimen. A survey that targeted baby boomers revealed that 60 percent of people do not rinse out their mouths as they should.

Why is it Important to Rinse?

mouth washDr. Casel is ecstatic to see so many people turning to mouthwash, but as you can see in the study above, a large number of people simply do not understand the importance of using a dental rinse. Dental professionals know that most people brush their teeth, but the mouthwash is meant to work in conjunction with that. A recent study showed that the combination of these products helps wash away harmful bacteria.

Keep in mind that the oral bacteria that can be reduced by a mouthwash are responsible for the following:

  • Gingivitis
  • Cavities
  • Oral infections
  • Bad breath or halitosis
  • Plaque
  • Tartar

It should be noted that most mouthwash solutions have a specified formula that fights gingivitis and plaque, which is a precursor to gingivitis. Those who are over 50 really need to pay attention to another aspect of gingivitis that some dentists may not explore much. There are several studies that have linked gingivitis to the following issues:

Of course, these are just a few things that Dr. Casel wants everyone to consider, and it should clearly show why using a mouthwash (as directed) is important.

Alternatives to Modern Mouthwash

Some people are interested in natural options when it comes to dental care in West Palm Beach, and Dr. Dan Casel understands this and wants to help.

For one, Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches knows about the effectiveness of green tea as a mouthwash. A study showed that the main ingredient in green tea, catechin, is powerful enough to decrease the bacteria that can lead to gingivitis.

There are a few more options that you might want to incorporate into your dental regimen (with your dentist’s approval), like the following:

  • Raw, unfiltered, cold-pressed coconut oil
  • A spoon full of raw honey mixed into half a cup of water
  • Half a cup of water with a drop or two of peppermint oil

Coconut oil’s antibacterial and anti-viral properties make it a great dental aid. Raw honey is also antibacterial, which can decrease oral pathogens and allow good bacteria to flourish. Peppermint oil contains menthol. This ingredient should have a soothing effect in your mouth, which should emit a fresh minty scent that should be quite pleasing to those you encounter.

There is much more to learn about oral care. Dr. Dan Casel and Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches is more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. Call us today at (561) 686-2077 and get started on your way to enjoying healthy, beautiful and long lasting teeth!



So You Have Bad Breath, How Do You Fix It?

bad breath The words “bad breath” can send chills down your spine. Bad breath affects about 35 to 45 percent of the world. Do not worry because you are not alone in your battle against this issue since you have dental offices like Dr. Dan Casel’s Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches.

What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by several different things and none of them are good. The following are just a few reasons why you might suffer from this affliction:

  • Smoking can dry your mouth out, which allows for the rapid production of bacteria. Bacteria consume certain foods and produce sulfur (bad breath).
  • Onions and garlic, once digested, can affect the way your breath smells.
  • Dry mouth could definitely lead to an overabundance of bacteria. Dry mouth could happen for all sorts of reasons, including medications.
  • Poor dental hygiene could be the cause if you fail to remove all food particles. This leaves food for the bacteria to feed on. The food may begin to break down and produce its own odor.
  • Oral cancer could produce halitosis, as well.
  • Dental issues like gum disease or periodontal disease can cause bad breath.

Of course, these are just a few issues that might lead to bad breath, but you can always ask dentists like Dr. Dan Casel about other possibilities.

A Few Simple Halitosis Solutions

A good periodontist in West Palm Beach knows how important it is to deal with bad breath. Dating studies have shown that bad breath is the third most unattractive thing a woman or man can have. The following are a few simple solutions that might help:

Drink it Up

Dehydration is usually the culprit of bad breath, meaning drinking the recommended amount of water should be helpful. Still, you can take this a little further and opt for water with a high pH value. This type of water is called alkaline water, living water, or raw water. Harmful bacteria flourish in environments with a low pH value and die in environments with a high pH value.

Beat it With Sage

Sage can do wonders for your breath. Apparently, the plant contains several active compounds like phenolic acids that poison the bacteria responsible for bad breath. All you have to do is add a little more sage to your meals, or go wild and chew on a fresh leaf from time to time.

Zinc Matters

A low-intake of zinc could be linked to bad breath. Zinc is one of the minerals that make your saliva strong so that it can fend off oral pathogens. But this will not work if you do not eat enough of it. You can find zinc in organ meats, gourd seeds, and even raw cacao.

Of course, practicing good oral hygiene will also make a difference, not to mention quitting any smoking habits that you might have. Be sure to keep up regular dental checkups with your West Palm Beach dentist at Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches. Call (561) 686-2077 to schedule an appointment and get started on your way to brighter whiter teeth and fresher breath today!



What Is The Reason For Wisdom Teeth

cave manWisdom teeth are very peculiar to say the least.These late-blooming teeth start creeping up between the ages of 17 to 25. Of course, some parents may disagree with the word “wisdom” being associated with these molars, but wisdom teeth do tend to erupt around this age range. People, especially those who get a little nervous about visiting their West Palm Beach dentist, may wonder why they have these teeth and why they need to be removed.

Why do People Have Wisdom Teeth?

That is a good question with a series of equally interesting answers. For one, many anthropologists see these teeth as proof of an ancestral diet and evolution. There was a time in human evolution when food was not cooked over a hot stove and softened. Science believes that human beings ate raw meats, coarse vegetables, and similar fodder. Those molars hiding in the back of the mouth were monster molars that helped people eat savagely in today’s standards.

Wisdom teeth are now considered vestigial organs. This means that they are useless parts of the body that used to serve a purpose, but they are no longer needed. It is interesting to note that these little guys actually lie dormant in the gums for years, and they start growing at the age of 10.

Why Should Wisdom Teeth be Removed?

Having proof of evolution in the back of your mouth may seem cool, but there are some possible complications that good family dentists in West Palm Beach might tell you about. These complications include crowding, displacement of permanent teeth, and impacted teeth. It is possible that people with third molars might be at high risk of developing infections, oral cysts, cavities, or even gingivitis. A wisdom tooth might cause other dental issues and tooth pain, meaning that someone was being comical when coming up with that name.

Dr. Dan Casel believes that the reason these issues occur mostly deals with the process of evolution and how it has not worked out the kinks of this particular transition. Human beings no longer chew on coarse foods, making these molars obsolete.

People have not eaten that way for so long that the shape of the human mouth is now smaller. This means there is a chance that the mouth will not be large enough to accommodate these new teeth, which is where all these problems stem from. One would imagine that evolution would stop the growth of these teeth before changing the shape of the human mouth, but it seems evolution made a boo-boo.

Does everyone suffer from a dental ailment due to these extra teeth? No, some people’s mouths adjust or are large enough, but it would be wise to simply remove the risk rather than suffer needless consequences.

So, perhaps the real reason for wisdom teeth is to give a young adult the opportunity to be wise about his or her oral health. It is best to talk to the experts at Dr. Dan Casel’s dental office to make a well-informed decision.

Teeth Cleaning West Palm Beach

teeth cleaning in West Palm BeachOne thing that gives a boost in self confidence and helps to provide you with a great personality is a bright smile. If you have white teeth and healthy gums, you should consider yourself lucky. Note that a bright smile takes work and is not just down to lady luck. Healthy gums and white teeth depend on excellent dental care and this is what we offer you at Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches. We are definitely the premier dentistry in the Palm Beaches and our mission is to provide the highest standards of dental service to all our clients. Below are some ways we can serve you and help you maintain excellent dental hygiene.

Gum health

Many people do not realize that oral health begins with clean and healthy gums. As professionals, we know that gum disease is bad for you. This is why we take the right steps to ensure that you enjoy healthy gums throughout your life. Bleeding gums and infected gums can be controlled with effective non-surgical methods. In cases where gum surgery is the only alternative, Dr. Dan Casel and his team of dental experts will give you best service.

Dental hygiene for the family

One unique feature of our service is that we have something for every member of the family. We have excellent tips to promote dental care for adults and we also take care of the dental needs of children. In addition, we believe in preventive medicine. This is why we recommend the right dental habits like proper brushing, flossing and regular dental checks.

Dental cleaning in West Palm Beach

For children, we recommend that parents should teach children how to brush their teeth properly. We also recommend the right toothbrushes and toothpastes for children. In cases where your child has cavities or tooth decay, we can solve the problem with just one application of a dental sealant. This is the perfect way for kids and adolescents to preserve their teeth. For adults and seniors, we have effective cleaning procedures to help you enjoy the best of oral health. Our experts can clean the difficult-to-reach areas so that plaque and tartar does not form in those places.

Advanced dental procedures

Apart from dental cleaning services, we offer advanced procedures like cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and porcelain inlays/outlays. We also provide implant restoration, full zirconia crowns, porcelain veneers and mini implants. Below are some of the features of these services.

Mini implants

Mini dental implants are better than traditional dentures because they are small and the healing time is shorter. With these small titanium implants in your jawbone, you can replace missing teeth and anchor loose dentures.

Invisible braces

Invisible braces are the perfect alternatives to traditional braces. They have no wires and no brackets so you can smile all you want without feeling self conscious. With these modern braces, you can straighten your teeth and get the well-shaped teeth and the bright smile you always wanted.

Your dental health is our primary concern at Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches, get in touch with us at (561) 686-2077 for all your teeth cleaning West Palm Beach needs and we will go the extra mile for you.

Looking For Cosmetic Dentistry In West Palm Beach?

Confidence comes from within. At least that is what most people say. The truth is that it does come from within but it goes hand in hand with a pleasing smile. This is why there is a steady rise of demand for cosmetic dental procedures these days. West Palm Beach cosmetic dentistry has felt the boom caused by the demand for straighter and brighter smiles. Here are a few common procedures offered in the area.

Tooth whitening woman smilingTooth Whitening

Whiter teeth will lead to more confident patients. A dazzling smile is oftentimes enough to boost one’s confidence. However, great care must be taken when choosing a product. Better yet, it would be best to have the procedure done. Please note that although tooth whitening is safe, it should always be performed by a professional. There is a rise of dental concerns caused by improper usage of tooth whitening kits. Common problems include tooth sensitivity and even fractures due to using the wrong amount of whitening material.

Dental Fillings and Bonding

Dental fillings and bonding may be used to fix cracked dentition or to protect and correct areas damaged from caries. Please note that amalgam should never be used, as it can cause health problems. These days, a tooth-colored resin is the best choice. Not only is it durable and safe to use, but it also is aesthetically-pleasing.

Dental Veneers

Get chompers that look straighter and whiter instantly. The best part is that you can pick your preferred shade! Dental veneers are wafer thin. They serve as shells to cover discolored or fractured teeth. The procedure involves removing a thin layer of enamel to provide adequate room for the shell. Please keep in mind that an experienced dentist can do a better job as he or she will know how to shape the veneers to match both face and mouth shape.


Dental crowns are used to protect structures that have been damaged by wear and tear. It is used in cases where bonding would be unable to provide proper support to the tooth structure. Crowns can be fabricated to match the shade of the existing teeth as well.

Removable and Fixed Dentures

Dentures are the traditional solution to the edentulous problem. While there are other ways to fill the gap left in place by missing teeth, dentures are still used to this day because they are more affordable.

dental implants imageDental Implants

A dental implant looks and feels just like a real tooth. The implants are composed of a titanium post, which acts as the root and comes with a crown that can be customized to blend seamlessly with existing natural teeth. This prosthesis is preferred over traditional removable or fixed dentures because it is easy to care for and can last for a lifetime.

If you are in search of a cosmetic dentist West Palm Beach residents trust, visit Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches. This high-end private practice is run by Dr. Dan Casel and Dr. Patrick Williams. Both are considered top tier West Palm Beach cosmetic dentistry experts, hence the name of the practice. Boost your confidence with a whiter and brighter smile from Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches.


Is Tooth Whitening Safe For Your Teeth?

beautiful teeth wpbEnamel is the outermost layer of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the body, harder than human bone. However, it is not impenetrable. Over time, it may develop stains due to medication, highly pigmented food, tea, coffee and nicotine. These stains are unresponsive to brushing, flossing and mouthwash.

Stained teeth can cause social embarrassment and affect the quality of life of an individual, sometimes to a point where he or she will avoid interacting socially. This is why Dr. Dan Casel, a respected West Palm Beach dentist, recommends tooth whitening to his patients.

Is Tooth Whitening Really Safe?

Tooth whitening is a dental procedure that has gained popularity in the last decade or so. Some people may have certain fears regarding the process as they believe it is unsafe. This is both true and untrue.

Tooth whitening is unsafe when it is done improperly or when a product of poor quality is used. Stain removal using over-the-counter products may cause more problems in the long run.

Improper use of generic whitening products without dental supervision can make enamel thinner. This will lead to the exposure of the dentin layer, which contains tubules that are highly innervated, thus causing sensitivity. This may lead to cavity formation and pulp infection, especially if left untreated.

Certain problems like sensitivity, tooth fracture and enamel brittleness may result when these products are used too often. This is why it would be wise to seek out a dental professional to help you attain whiter teeth, as a professional adheres to the highest standards of safety.

Experience the Safest Teeth Whitening in West Palm Beach

The course of treatment will depend on one important factor, the patient’s enamel layer. People who have thin or brittle enamel require gentler whitening techniques in comparison to those who have a thicker and healthier enamel layer.

Premier Dentistry of The Palm Beaches offers a wide variety of tooth whitening options to cater to a wide range of cases. Dr. Dan Casel tailors each treatment to provide clients with whiter teeth without the sensitivity. The treatment usually requires no more than one visit. Patients leave the office with significantly whiter teeth.

Before treatment takes place, he performs an oral exam to determine the ideal level of whitening based on the patient’s enamel health. Please note he may suggest a different cosmetic dentistry procedure in cases where patients have very thin enamel or highly-sensitive teeth.

Dr. Casel’s private practice only uses the latest and safest dental technology to ensure the satisfaction and well-being of all his patients. Aside from tooth whitening, he offers a wide range of dental treatments and oral aesthetic procedures, making his practice the most sought-out destination for cosmetic dentistry in the Palm Beaches.

Tooth whitening is only unsafe when it is done without consulting a dentist. If you live in the West Palm Beach or nearby areas and want whiter teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Casel right now. You may do so by calling (561) 686-2077 today. Flaunt your dream smile after just one visit!

Mini Implants In West Palm Beach

mini implants WPBIf you’ve ever had to deal with uncomfortable dentures that slip and wobble, you’re bound to be looking for an alternative. Mini implants are a cost-effective solution for people looking for a way to improve their experience with dentures. Whether you already have dentures, or you’re ready to start the process, mini implants can provide you with maximum comfort at all times.

How It Works

Unlike standard dental implants, mini implants will stabilize your dentures or other prosthetic in under a few hours. These implants are only 1.8 mm wide, and requires less surgery time to place the implants. When you have this type of implant installed, in most cases, you notice an immediate change in stabilization. Mini implants are best for individuals who cannot tolerate conventional implants due to their size.

Your West Palm Beach dentist Dr. Dan Casel will administer anesthesia, and drill a small hole for each of your implants. Typically, for denture stabilization, you will only need up to six implants. The holes for the implants are inserted, acting as a screw. Your implants will be tightened with a winged wrench, and then seated into place with a ratchet wrench to ensure you’re getting the best fit for your dentures. After this, the dentist will snap the dentures into place.

Are Mini Implants Right For You?

mini implants WPBMini implants West Palm Beach do not typically require purchasing brand-new dentures. In most cases, patients are only advised to get new or modified dentures if he or she is in bad health. If you’re ready to say good riddance to your dentures or partials, mini implants may be an excellent fit for you. If you want to experience first hand how it feels to have the best dental care ever, turn Dr. Dan Casel at Premier Dentistry of the Palm Beaches for help.

Dr. Casel will provide you with a way to eat normally again without requiring you to undergo major surgery. This procedure is less painful than normal dental implants, and the healing process is much quicker than any other option. As a bonus, these implants cost less and require fewer visits to the office. You won’t have to wait around for months on end. With this procedure, your implant can be placed the same day.

If you have missing teeth, or your dentures do not fit properly, this procedure is the perfect solution for you. Save yourself time and money by working with the best cosmetic dentist West Palm Beach has available. When you can eat and laugh freely again, you’ll be glad you made that decision.