January 31, 2020
As we head into 2020, is a healthy smile at the top of your priority list? You can start the year off right with dental checkups and screenings. Although you may not think you need to go until after a problem develops, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The American Dental Association recommends everyone visits their dentist at least twice a year for preventive care to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Not only will you enjoy a beautiful smile, but you’ll also reduce your overall oral health expenses with a trip to your dentist.
Benefits of Routine Cleanings & Checkups
Dental care is designed with prevention in mind. Stopping oral health issues from occurring in the first place prevents the need for a costly treatment down the road. This not only ensures your smile can last for a lifetime, but it also decreases your overall oral health expenses. In fact, research shows every $1 spent on prevention can save you as much as 50% on restorative or emergency care.
Although you might think your toothbrush and floss are enough to ward off common oral health issues, they are not. You also need a professional cleaning at least twice a year to remove any accumulations left behind at home. You’ll also enjoy a comprehensive checkup to detect potential dental issues early, like tooth decay and gum disease.
Early Detection with Oral Cancer Screenings
Besides a cleaning and checkup, routine preventive care provides another benefit as well. It allows your dentist to perform an oral cancer screening. At least 1 person every 24 hours dies from oral cancer. The high mortality rate is often attributed to late detection. It’s believed dentists can detect as much as 80% of new oral cancer cases through routine screenings. You can benefit from the power of early detection with a screening during your next appointment for a cleaning and checkup.
Enjoy Affordable Services
If you’re like one-third of adults, you probably didn’t visit your dentist last year. If you were worried about a large bill, you have nothing to fear. At the beginning of the year, your insurance benefits reset, which means you have access to comprehensive coverage to reduce the amount you need to pay for the services your smile needs, including preventive care. You can get the cleanings, checkups, and screenings you need for only a small co-payment.
Invest in a Healthy Smile!
You can get the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve in 2020 with a trip to your dentist. Invest in your dental health with the checkups and screenings you need.
About Dr. David R. Lloyd
Dr. David R. Lloyd earned his dental degree from the prestigious Emory University School of Dentistry. He is a well-recognized dentist for world-class services. Dr. Lloyd provides personalized solutions to help his patients achieve lasting oral health without breaking the bank. He’ll work with your insurance company to keep your smile healthy for reduced rates. If it’s time for your next preventive visit, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
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