Most people visit the dentist when they have an emergency or debilitating tooth pain. There are many emergencies or special circumstances that make going to the dentist important. What many don’t realize is that keeping up on regular preventative services is beneficial for your time, money and especially your teeth. Keeping up on maintenance can help to catch problems before they get out of control. There are several major benefits to preventative dental health services.
Save Time and Money
An ounce of prevention goes a long way, and this is true in regards to dental care. Dental floss and toothpaste are much cheaper than undergoing a major dental procedure. A small investment in preventative care can significantly cut back on your future dental costs.
It’s always better to spend a few minutes brushing each day to avoid a time consuming visit to the dentist. You may feel too tired of busy to brush and floss, so fitting a dental visit into your schedule is going to be even harder.
Avoid Dental Anxiety
Many Americans deal with dental anxiety, or the serious fear of going to the dentist. If you take care of your teeth, you spend less time at the dentist. If your exam shows you need a cavity filled or other treatment your anxiety will be returning again in a few weeks when you have to come back.
Prevent Secondary Conditions
If dental problems are caught early it’s often simple to fix them. If left untreated for too long a simple problem may require extensive treatment to repair the damage. If you see a dentist regularly most problems are caught before they can get out of hand. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy can also help you prevent gingivitis or periodontal disease, which affects the rest of your health and may cause you to lose teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If it’s been awhile since your last dental check-up or you just want the peace of mind that comes after an exam, call Dr. Moskowitz’s office today to schedule an appointment.