THE COST OF NEGLECTING YOUR ORAL HEALTH!
CAN YOU AFFORD IT?
Plaque -builds up on your teeth and results in tartar. This can only be removed by professional cleaning. Left untreated you are assured of lengthy and possible multiple cleanings.
Tooth Decay- A cavity no matter how small can lead to a number of oral health issues if left untreated. (bad breath, pain, infections and tooth loss). A cavity untreated will most likely lead to you needing more extensive dental work such as a root canal and or crown.
Gum Disease - untreated tooth decay can lead to gum disease. Bleeding. swollen, sore and or red gums are signs of gum disease. Gum disease can lead to serious ramifications for your physical health. Infections and abscesses may only be discovered during a dental visit. In other words, you may not know the seriousness of what's happening!
Discolored/Stained Teeth- your teeth are constantly being exposed to foods and drinks that stain your teeth. These stains will build up over time. Toothpaste and other whitening products are only effective if your teeth are healthy and free from plaque and tartar. You will only be able to remove these stains with professional cleaning and whitening treatments.
Health Issues-regular dental visits can detect signs of illnesses. Catching these early is crucial to receiving early treatment for your oral and physical health
Some diseases dentists can detect: heart disease
Diabetes. Oral cancers, Kidney disease, Hypertension
Financial -It costs substantially less to have regular dental visits than emergency dental work. Regular dental visits are a worthwhile investment both financially and physically!
As you can see the cost of neglecting your oral health is high both on your oral health and physical health!
The question now becomes:
CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO VISIT YOUR DENTIST?