Did you know that gum disease is more common than you may realize? A recent study discovered that nearly half of adults over age 30 have periodontitis, which is a gum disease that will impact the mouth and your overall health. People who suffer from dental diseases often pay more in premiums and health insurance than those who do not. But no need to worry, here at Oregon City Dentist, your Oregon City dental provider of choice, we care about your health, that is why we put together a list of tips to help you prevent it.
Stay Up to Date With Dental Appointments
Many people suffer from dental anxiety, which prevents them from visiting the dentist. The fear of going to the dentist is a troubling situation that prevents people from making healthy choices. Visiting the dentist for a routine cleaning is on of the smartest things to do for your oral health. When you postpone or skip a routine cleaning, your mouth can become unhealthy fast.
Choose To Be Healthy
A recent consumer report surveys that 43% of people put of going to the dentist because of the dental bills and high cost. Whether you have dental insurance or not it is still one of the biggest fears of visiting the dentist. Most patients will worry about the pain of visiting the dentist, but even more people worry about the medical expenses. Doctor Brett L. Johnson can help ease your concerns.
If you have financial worries, it is best to be preventive and put your health first. Recognize that by putting off the dentist because of your fear of paying the bill will actually make matters worse. The longer we wait to visit the dentist the more plaque build up and possible oral infections can take place, which inevitable will cost more. Practice good health care by visiting your dentist regularly, you will actually save money.
Do Your Research
We often run monthly specials. Such as free X-Rays with routine cleaning, or free teeth whitening for life, etc. Call your us or visit our website to see what types of offers and specials we are running. You could save money by doing your research.
The best way to prevent gum disease is to be proactive and take care of your teeth at home. Make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss every day. Mouth was is a good addition to your regular routine oral care process.
If you have more questions we would be happy to answer them, make an appointment or call us today.