You already know you should be visiting the dentist every 6 months. Your mom said so. Your grandmother said so. But besides just being good for your teeth, it can be good for your pocketbook. Here are 3 ways of visiting the dentist every 6 months can save you money.
1. Prevent Gum Disease
One of the more serious problems we’re referring to above is gum disease. This is something a dentist can diagnose and treat long before it becomes excruciating and costly. It’s something you want to start treating right away, and coming in as frequently as every 6 months ensures that you’ll get a handle on gum disease quickly. Of course, we know how important it is to keep you healthy and happy. But treating gum disease is far more expensive than a regular laser gum cleaning. Treatment can include expensive medication, deeper and more frequent cleanings, and even surgery.
2. Prevent Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is what causes cavities and everything that comes after. This condition can worsen every 6 months or so as the plaque builds up. We can quickly diagnose your tooth decay, prevent damage from plaque buildup, and even reverse its effects. But we need to diagnose it first. Otherwise, you’ll be paying more for cavities and more serious treatments if you go even longer.
3. Avoid Surgery
The one thing we want to avoid when it comes to our mouth is tooth extraction. Of course, it can be a painful, if necessary, measure to protect your health. It’s also among the most expensive treatments. Ultimately, the prevention of more serious dental problems is how visiting the dentist regularly can save you money. Of course, your own personal oral hygiene can go a long way, but you still need a dentist to remove plaque, diagnose serious and unforeseen problems, and often correct and improve your dental health habits. A 2016 GOBankingRates survey found that 69 per cent of Americans had less than $1,000 in total savings, and 34 per cent had no savings at all. You don’t want an emergency to be your dental surgery. Visit us now and save your future self the money.