While there are many benefits to being proactive and visiting the dentist regularly, saving money is one of the best incentives!
Here are 4 ways you can save money with routine visits:
- Preventing Tooth Decay
When you go in for your regular cleanings, your hygienist will remove any leftover buildup of plaque and tartar before they lead to oral health issues. Your dentist will also check for any tooth decay in the mouth so it can be treated early. Having this repaired now will be much cheaper than waiting until you have a full-blown tooth infection that requires a root canal or extraction.
- Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease is easily preventable through good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. When your dentist catches it early, you can have it treated before becoming serious. If you leave it to progress, you could end up with irreversible gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth loss. This means pricey restorations and gum disease treatment that may not be so easily covered by dental insurance.
Every time you go to the dental office for a checkup, your dentist examines your mouth for early signs of oral cancer. This disease progresses quickly and can be life-threatening. When it is caught early on, it can often be easily treated, but if you’re missing your dental appointments, this could go undetected for a while. An easy treatment could become intensive chemotherapy. Seeing your dentist for routine checkups can save you lots of money, time, and even your life!
- Reducing Discoloration
Part of your dental cleaning includes having your teeth polished using a special paste. This gritty substance breaks apart surface stains. When you aren’t getting this preventive care, you may end up paying a lot more in the future for cosmetic work to restore the color of your teeth.
If you see your dentist on a regular basis, you aren’t only saving money, but you’re also saving your oral health.
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