Everyone is always looking for ways to bulk up their savings and save money. When it comes to cutting unneeded expenses, some people are tempted to cancel their routine dental checkups and cleanings since their teeth look and feel fine. What they don’t know is that skipping these quick and relatively inexpensive visits can cost far more in the long run before you know it. Read on to discover how visiting your Putman dentist twice a year can save you money.
1.) Prevent Costly Future Problems
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Most oral health issues start out small and hardly noticeable, but left if untreated can develop into far worse and more costly problems. Studies indicate that for every dollar spent on preventive care, up to $50 in restorative treatments and emergency services can be saved. Seeing your dentist twice a year lets them spot and stop issues as early as possible, before they cause you extra time, money, and headache.
2.) Save Money on Cosmetic Treatments
Nowadays, there are a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments that can improve the look of your smile. Unfortunately, these services aren’t typically covered by dental insurance. On the other hand, most insurance plans cover at least two checkups and cleanings every year, which can naturally keep your teeth strong, sparkling, and resistant to chips and discoloration.
3.) Avoid Expensive Dental Emergencies
Not every painful, knocked-out, or broken tooth can be avoided, but one of the best ways to lower your risk of a dental emergency and the expenses they incur is to keep up with your biannual dental checkups. Every six months, your dentist will carefully inspect your teeth and gums to check the integrity of your restorations, early warning signs of problems, and symptoms of habits that could be putting your oral health in danger.
4.) Spend Less on Your Overall Healthcare Costs
Routine dental checkups will do more than keep your smile healthy. Research is discovering that maintaining good oral health has a positive influence on overall health. Studies show that taking good care of your teeth and gums can lower your risk of systemic health issues like kidney problems, arthritis and more. In fact, they show that patients with poor oral health often pay more in cardiovascular care costs than those with a healthy smile.
Visiting your dentist regularly for checkups is good for both your smile and your wallet! If you’re still concerned about the cost of your oral healthcare, reach out to your dentist to learn more about maximizing your dental insurance and other financial options that are available to you.
About the Practice
The talented and highly experienced team of dentists at the practice of Drs. Carolyn & Walter McGinn are proud to provide personalized and effective dental care to the smiles of Putnam and the surrounding communities. They accept many types of insurance and will file claims on your behalf at your convenience. Plus, they work with CareCredit, which offers low- to no-interest payment plans for medical and dental care. To learn just how affordable taking care of your smile can be, don’t hesitate to reach them online or at (860) 928-3723.