I see it all too often. A patient comes into my office with a dental emergency and is surprised that the problem has arisen and is even more surprised at the cost to fix the problem. But here is the interesting part – nine out of ten times these patients are ones that have not visited my office on a regular basis. It is just that simple – preventive dental care not only keeps you healthy but saves money too!
Do Your Part At Home –All you need is a toothbrush, some dental floss, and five minutes of your day. Thorough daily brushing and flossing removes bacteria and sugar in your mouth and helps to prevent tooth decay. This is the most important part of your new preventative care plan and only you can do it!
Don’t Skip Your Dental Visits – Let me help you! In-office deep cleanings can reach those areas you can’t—such as below the gums—and can help fight plaque and other dental demons. Regular maintenance appointments are less expensive than restorative work.
Be Proactive – Many people admit that they only visit the dentist when they feel something is wrong. If you don’t wait until it’s too late, your visit can be comfortable and convenient. By keeping your regular checkups we can catch and address possible issues while they’re still small.
These simple steps may be a life saver! By following your plan you can better protect yourself from major issues down the road. Some studies even indicate that neglecting your oral health may lead to other health issues including cardiovascular problems and diabetes.
So don’t wait until a major problem occurs. Be sure to schedule your regular office visits and let’s keep that smile healthy!