A Dental Checkup Can Actually Save You Money

Dr. James Hallam of Laurentian Dental Centre Kitchener

Dr. James Hallam, Laurentian Dental, Kitchener

Like most of us, you probably have enough to worry about, managing your household, doing your job every day, balancing your personal life and paying your taxes, but we want you to know that your regular dental check-ups can save you from more than tartar and plaque. Fact is, your check-ups can save you money, stress and time!

Sometimes people elect to forego regular dental check-ups as a way of reducing expenses because they incorrectly consider these therapies as an avoidable cost, but they can actually save money by helping them avoid much more comprehensive and expensive restorative dental procedures down the road.

Illustration of a dentist checking a tooth.

Keeping your teeth happy and healthy.

Fact is, practicing good Oral care at home, while necessary, is simply not enough; regular dental check-ups together with hygiene therapy are essential to keeping our teeth and gums healthy and free of diseases.

Regular dental checkups and hygiene care are especially important for children because these services help them to develop and enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles in adulthood. During these examinations we can detect small cavities before they grow larger and become painful, moreover our hygienist can insure that they are brushing and flossing correctly to maintain optimal oral health.

Regular dental check-ups are essential for all adults too. We can identify and intervene early in dental problems reducing any pain, as well as the financial costs associated with more complex treatments.

A scheduled check-up will include a thorough check for gum disease which is the #1 reason people lose teeth and also a frequent source of bad breath. We’ll also look carefully for signs of tooth decay. Remember, even the best fillings can have a limited life. Even the smallest microscopic space between the tooth structure and filling can potentially result in decay that must be caught early to avoid tooth loss.

“Bad breath? Yes, we realize that this is a touchy subject. The problem is that most people are unaware that they have bad breath.”

Our doctors will also check your bite to make sure your teeth are in harmony with each other because an unbalanced bite can not only damage your teeth, but wear your jaw joints too,

Bad breath? Yes, we realize that this is a touchy subject. The problem is that most people are unaware that they have bad breath. Usually, it’s not what you eat that causes the problem, rather, it’s an accumulation of dental plaque that is the common cause and we can help with that.

Your check-up also allows us to screen for oral cancers and numerous other health issues that can be difficult spot on your own, in fact, more than 120 diseases can result in specific signs or symptoms in and around the mouth.

The bottom line? Just like regular oil changes and maintenance for your car which helps it to run smoothly for years longer than it would otherwise, dental check-ups and professional hygiene therapy can help you keep your natural teeth and enjoy optimal dental health. It just makes sense to see us regularly.

Yours For Better Dental health,

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A Dental Checkup Can Actually Save You Money

“Bad breath? Yes, we realize that this is a touchy subject. The problem is that most people are unaware that they have bad breath.”