The Long-Term Costs of Not Taking Care of Your Teeth
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Bryan Neu
There are many consequences of neglecting your oral health, both physically and monetary. Skipping your yearly checkups, neglecting to brush your teeth and skating out on the flossing isn't worth the heartache you're potentially setting yourself up for later on.
Things like cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss and periodontitis can all be avoided by brushing twice daily and coming to see us twice a year for your cleaning. In addition to your cleanings, we'll be doing things like screening you for oral cancer, checking the status of your gums and we're always on the lookout for things that can lead to problems later.
Breaking the Bank
Preventative dentistry is an investment in your future. Focusing on good oral healthcare early in life and continuing those habits through adulthood is a good way to save money later on. Procedures like dental implants can cost thousands of dollars and take several dentist visits to complete.
Ignoring gum disease can lead to deterioration of the bone and soft tissue in the mouth, and while this can sometimes be corrected, it's costly and painful and time consuming.
In addition to avoiding and preventing disease and other dental problems, taking good care of your oral health can also reduce your risk of secondary problems that are related to oral hygiene. Several health problems that have been thought to be linked to poor oral health include things like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and even osteoporosis.
Give us a call today and let us help you save money later. Even if you have dental insurance, the cost associated with poor oral hygiene can add up. It makes much more sense fiscally to spend your money on a couple of cleanings each year than it does to save that money by skipping your appointments to just have to pay for more work later. Trust us, your mouth, and piggy bank, will thank you!