Regardless of your income or status in society, we are all looking for a deal. We want to save money at every turn, and we often do this by going without something that we don’t really need. This works great when you are trying to trim the budget, so you get rid of going to the movie theater every week, or maybe you don’t eat out as much as you used to. The only thing that you have to be careful of is giving up things that you don’t think you need, and then finding out that it was pretty important after all.
Take routine dental exams and cleanings, for example. Only about half of this country’s adults see a dentist on a regular basis. That is an incredibly low number! Especially when you consider the money-saving power of routine exams. People think that by skipping that low cost exam here and there will save them money. What they don’t realize is that by avoiding routine care, they are setting themselves up for a very serious dental problem somewhere down the road!
Short Term Gain, Long Term Loss
This approach to dental care is a short term gain, long term loss. At some point, your oral health will deteriorate very quickly for a lack of care. The result will be several appointments and a large dental bill that could have been easily prevented. Instead of thinking about the cost of routine exams as a cost, think of it as an investment in your future smile that will likely stick around for years to come with the proper preventive care.
Don’t underestimate the power of a simple, routine exam and cleaning. The investment you are making in your smile will build and build, leaving you with your natural teeth for the rest of your life! Contact us today to set up an appointment for you next cleaning. We’d love to see you soon!