Pay attention to dental care now – or pay big bills later.

Family brushing teeth

 

This is fact: Oral disease is largely preventable.  Many residual problems that result from poor dental care can be avoided in the first place.

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Flossing, regularly
  • Visit a dentist for a checkup routinely

However, the price for NOT doing these things can become quite high.  We know that over 100 million people have no dental insurance. This means that many people don’t go to the dentist.

Minor issues becomes a major problem and the more significant the problem becomes, the larger financial and medical impact.

For instance, a root canal, which is a very common procedure (although avoidable with proper dental care) can cost $1000 or more. Painful out of pocket expenses that might have been avoided.

It has become so bad that according to the ADA, emergency room visits for dental treatment has doubled from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010.

Not only do we know good dental care helps prevent dental emergencies and expensive procedures, but great oral health also has direct ties to overall health?

It just makes good common sense that issues including heart disease, diabetes, and more can be made much worse (and vice versa) by oral bacteria and disease.

Plus – we all know how much difference a great smile makes in our general wellbeing, confidence, and self-worth. And if you feel like you look great, you feel better overall which affects healthy relationships and stable income!  It is important to take care of your teeth!

What’s the number one chronic disease affecting children?  Tooth decay! By helping your children with dental care – you are helping their future in any number of ways.

Dental insurance can be thought of as a key piece of the puzzle.  If you have insurance, you are obviously much more likely to go to the dentist for routine care.  

 Our goal here is to have you think about dental care as a powerful ‘saving account’ that when properly maintained can have far reaching effects for you and your family.

Your goal should be to have dental insurance – and use it to maintain dental care, and if not do everything in your power to make the best of what you do have to maintain dental care!

Here’s smiling at you kid!