Many people think that going to the dentist is too expensive, so they don’t go at all. But did you know that you could actually lower your overall health care expenses by visiting your dentist every 6 months to keep your mouth and gums healthy? Studies show that patients with severe periodontal (gum) disease had 21% higher health care costs as compared to those with no periodontal disease. And since past research has shown that periodontal disease may lead to other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pre-term births and pneumonia. Striving to maintain oral health may help diminish the need to incur additional health care expenses, and ultimately help reduce overall health care spending.
So, do not delay any longer. Call your dentist to schedule your next appointment and save money!