Save money down the road by taking care of your smile now! We love when our patients take the time to make sure that their smile is in great condition at all times. We offer many ways to keep you smiling for years to come.
Your oral health is very important to your overall health, and those that see the dentist at least twice a year are more likely to save money on dental procedures down the line. According to the Cigna "Every dollar spent on preventative dental care could save $8 to $50 in restorative and emergency treatments".
Getting your teeth cleaned is an essential routine to not only remove plaque build-up but getting your teeth cleaned regularly is also linked to a decreased risk of heart disease and stroke. Many medical conditions can be detected in the early stages by your dentist during a routine cleaning and checkup. In addition to overall health benefits, Prophylaxis can brighten your smile by removing stains, freshen your breath, stop tooth loss, and prevent cavities! While it may seem like an unnecessary cost, getting your teeth cleaned regularly will save you much more money in the long run by not allowing your oral health to get out of control and require costly procedures.
As mentioned above, getting your teeth cleaned regularly is imperative to saving money and keeping your smile in good health. We utilize teeth cleanings to detect issues before they happen, so it is recommended for most healthy patients that they visit at least twice a year. Most patients with dental insurance policies don’t know that they are covered for two cleanings per year! Schedule your dental cleaning today to take advantage of your benefits!
Dental sealants are often applied to the molars of younger patients to help provide an additional safety net of protection to help prevent cavities. It is a painless procedure in which a thin layer of sealant is applied to the holes of your teeth to prevent bacteria and acid from permeating the tooth. Generally, sealants have been proven to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars and are especially important for children as their molars develop between the ages of 6 and 12.
Dental sealants are a great idea for anyone who wants an extra layer of protection from tooth decay. Sealants last for several years before needing to be reapplied but usually, as patients grow older they are less necessary. While more common in children, almost everyone can benefit from dental sealants. Book an appointment today and find out if dental sealants can help you maintain your oral health.
Oral cancer is also known as mouth cancer can affect anyone. Oral cancer is very serious and can occur in the lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, and the floor/roof of the mouth. Oral cancer occurs when the cells in your mouth develop mutations in their DNA leading to the death of healthy cells. Mouth cancer most commonly occurs in the cells that line your lips and inside of your mouth. There is no clear way to prevent oral cancer, early detection is critical, which is why we screen for oral cancer during every cleaning and check-up. Reducing your risk of oral cancer is also important. Excessive tobacco use, alcohol use, and sun exposure have all linked been linked to an increased risk of developing oral cancer.
While it may be hard to recognize to the untrained eye, there are some symptoms to watch out for, such as: mouth sores that won’t heal, a white or reddish patch inside your mouth, a growth inside your mouth, ear or mouth pain, difficulty swallowing and loose teeth are all symptoms of oral cancer. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms schedule an appointment as soon as possible to make sure that you are free of oral cancer.