Society is spending less as economic woes continue to grow. Recent studies have shown that not only are people not spending as much on retail goods, but they’re also cutting the amount of money put into routine dentist visits.
In some cases families are choosing to neglect visits to the dentist in order to ensure that there is enough money to buy food for dinner. While people are looking to save money in any way possible, not staying on top of your dental health could be much more costly in the future. Patients who fail to visit their dentist on a regular basis find that, instead of having to pay for filling a cavity or dental cleanings, now they are faced with a much more expensive cost of a root canal and a dental crown.
In 2008 alone, more than 50% of Americans didn’t make a single visit to the dentist and in a year, a lot can go wrong with one’s dental health. Neglecting your oral health not only means that the health of your teeth, mouth, and gums are in trouble, but it also puts the rest of your body at risk as well. Combined with the fact that much of society doesn’t take oral health seriously, it’s safe to say that the nation’s oral health will decline. Think about it: if you’ve ever seen your gums bleed, it’s likely that you didn’t rush to the dentist or contact his office. Yet what many people don’t know is that bleeding gums is a sign of gum disease, a highly prevalent condition in Spokane, Spokane Valley, and the rest of the United States, affecting 4 to 12 percent of adults today. Gum disease also causes swollen and receding gums and when left untreated can cause cardiovascular health problems, tooth loss, and many other health problems.
If money is tight and spending on dental care seems like a financial stretch, you’re not alone, but it’s important to know that by skipping dental appointments, you are likely going to spend more on dental care and even medical care in the future. Call our office today at 509-532-1111 in Spokane or 509-927-2273 in Spokane Valley, to today to schedule an appointment for a check-up and assessment of your oral health. We will work with you to ensure that your oral health is where it should be!
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-532-1111