If you don’t have dental insurance, it can be tempting to skip these regular visits. But neglecting preventive care can compromise your oral health, and prevent your dentist from spotting problems in their early stages.
And when small dental problems turn into bigger ones, the bills can get bigger, too. Avoiding regular checkups can result in periodontal disease, tooth loss, extractions and more.
Studies show that seeing your dentist regularly reduces your visits to your physician. Seeing your dentist regularly and maintaining your oral health helps your global health and reduces your cost of health care. This is particularly applicable to people with heart disease, diabetes and respiratory infections.
Finally, decayed and damaged teeth can affect your self-esteem and make you self-conscious. So even if you don’t have dental insurance, the cost of preventive care is worth every dime you spend, considering what you will save on your global and oral health over the years.
If we can be of help, feel free to contact us.
Hanna Orland, DMD
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341