A question, and be honest, please — are you visiting the dentist as often as you know you should? There are three primary reasons people skip out on routine preventive care: time, pain, and money. But the unfortunate irony is that by not visiting the dentist every six months, you are actually increasing the risk that you will experience all three to an even greater extent. That is especially true when it comes to the financial aspect. Keep reading to learn more about why visiting the dentist in Lancaster is VIP — especially for your budget.
The idea of the six-month checkup and cleaning is that by seeing your smile regularly, your dentist can better detect potential or existing problems practically as soon as they pop up — or even before. In the case of tooth decay, this can mean the difference in applying a quick topical fluoride treatment to fortify the tooth enamel and prevent the formation of a cavity altogether versus getting a root canal for decay that has already progressed far beyond the exterior. In this way, visiting the dentist on a routine basis can save you a significant amount of stress and money in the long run.
Routine dental care is also your #1 ally in the prevention of gum disease as you age. The majority of patients over the age of 35 have this condition to some extent, and the side effects can range from bad breath to tooth loss and problems with overall health. Gum disease can be prevented with excellent oral hygiene and visits to your dentist. By helping you to avoid the cost of tooth replacement or long-term gum disease treatment, a six-month checkup and cleaning can actually help you save big time.
Preventive appointments with your dentist are crucial for keeping your smile healthy. And, guess what? If you have dental insurance, these regular visits are completely covered by your plan. You (or your employer) are paying for preventive dentistry upfront throughout the year in the form of your monthly premium, so make sure to take advantage of these benefits and don’t let them go to waste. X-rays are also covered to allow your dentist to peek beneath the visible surface, like for potential issues lurking between or underneath the teeth.
Recommit to Your Oral Health!
No matter how long it has been since your last checkup and cleaning, it is never too late to get started caring for it once again. This month, take the time to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Lancaster County. Doing so can help to save you valuable time and money — more than you might think!
Meet the Practice
The Mor Smiles team offers well-rounded dental care for patients in and around Lititz and Lancaster, PA. From general checkups and cleanings to root canal therapy, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and more, they offer a range of services for smiles of all ages. Even if it has been awhile since your last visit to the dentist, they invite you to recommit this month! Go ahead and contact the office by calling (717) 340 – 0478 today.