According to the ADA (American Dental Association) Americans spent $124 billion on their dental health in 2017. A very large amount of that went towards restorative treatments that could have been avoided with good oral health habits and by going to your dentist on a regular basis. In short, dentistry is not expensive, neglect is.
By having great preventative care, you reduce the risk of any type of gum disease, cavities and other oral health issues. Even if dental problems are found, by detecting them at an early stage can mean less expensive treatments are needed. If you are experiencing any dental issues at all please don’t hesitate to call Philly Dentistry at 215-568-6222.
You may still be wondering why preventive treatment is so important? Preventive treatment is important because it saves you money, time and most importantly discomfort. By maintaining good dental habits like visiting one of our great dentists every 6 months can help detect any issues at an early stage so the problem doesn’t worsen and can be fixed right away. Dental cleanings are essential because without getting them regularly can cause you to develop gum disease. Gum disease can eventually lead to gum recession and even bone loss. By getting your cleanings every six months, one of our awesome hygienists will remove any tartar buildup before it gets in the gum line and causes gum disease. The good thing about gum disease is if detected early it can be reversed quickly with the proper care.
Remember dentistry is not the expensive part, it’s ignoring your teeth which can end up being really expensive in the long run. Here are some tips to avoid having an expensive dental bill.
- Brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes.
- Floss one a day.
- Reduce your sugar intake.
- Use toothpaste with fluoride.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Make sure you’re going to your dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups every 6 months.
- Schedule an appointment right away if you are experiencing any problems.
- Don’t put off dental treatments.
The wait is over, give us a call, email or even send us a direct message on social media and we will get you scheduled ASAP so you can maintain healthy teeth & gums for life. 215-568-6222. email@example.com or follow us @PhillyDentistry.