If you’re steering clear of your bi-annual dental cleanings, you’re impacting more than just your mouth. Avoiding the dentist can have direct ties to your overall health, causing harm from your head to your heart. Since your smile health is a gateway to your body, it’s important to brush and floss twice daily and keep up with dentist appointments.
If a fear of pain or the cost of a dental cleaning is keeping you from the dentist, take a look at how avoidance can lead to negative repercussions for both your health and your wallet.
Avoiding the dentist will cost you in the long run. If you or someone you love is anxious about making that next dentist appointment, read up on our recommendations for easing anxiety.
Pain is often associated with the dentist, but it doesn’t have to be a part of your cleaning! Learn more about how ultrasonic cleaners relieve gum irritation during a cleaning.
If it’s the cost of a dentist appointment that keeps you from getting a cleaning, please contact us to review your Delta Dental coverage. The cost of preventive treatment, like cleanings, is covered by your benefits more than restorative treatments.
That means it’s cheaper to keep your smile healthy than it is to deal with the repercussions of avoiding the dentist!