Does the cost of your cleanings keep you from going to the dentist twice a year? If you’re steering clear of visiting the dentist, you may impact more than your mouth.
Dental cleanings have direct ties to your overall health; missing them could affect everything from your head to your heart. That means brushing, flossing regularly, and keeping up with dental appointments are doubly important!
Learn more about how avoidance can negatively affect your health and your wallet.
Avoiding the dentist impacts more than just your teeth
Skipping dental appointments can lead to oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and cavities. It can also cause many problems for other parts of your body. Check out the graphic below to learn more about the impact dental health has on overall health:
Financial cost of avoiding the dentist
If you’re worried about the cost of dental procedures, it’s important to note that preventive checkups are generally 100% covered by dental insurance. It may cost more to avoid the dentist because the risk of developing more serious conditions increases the longer you wait. Procedures such as root canals, dental fillings, and others are costly but necessary to keep your mouth and teeth healthy, and attending regular appointments helps prevent serious dental problems from forming.
Regular dental appointments keep your mouth and wallet happy
If the cost of a dental appointment is keeping you from getting a cleaning, feel free to contact us to review your Delta Dental coverage. It’s likely your benefits cover the cost of preventive treatment, such as cleanings, more than restorative treatments. That means keeping your smile healthy is cheaper than more costly and more painful treatments for bigger problems!
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*Updated May 2023