You are a bit short on money right around when your six-month checkup rolls around and wonder if you should save the money for the visit for something else. Wait. Save yourself the money now, and down the line, by going to that appointment.
Cut out money from something else if you have to, but not from your dental visits. Having a healthy mouth not only saves you money on restorative dentistry now, but it also can save you quite a bit of money down the line.
A healthy mouth means that you do not have to spend money getting fillings, scaling and root planing, or dental implants. It also means that you are not spending countless hours in the dentist's chair, so you can be doing something else and making money other ways.
However, there are more ways that a healthy mouth can save you money than just those two. When you keep your mouth healthy, you are also keeping the rest of your body healthier. You can fight off more ailments when they enter your body instead of getting sick from them, which means no extra costs of medications, doctor copays, or missed days at work.
Plus, when your mouth is healthy, you also are better able to maintain your weight. This means you are going to eat less and suffer from less weight-related ailments, both now and in the immediate future.
No matter where you need to scrounge up a few extra dollars to make ends meet, do everything you can not to take it out of your dentist fund. You need to be able to keep your mouth as healthy as possible, because that is going to save you far more money that it could offer you in the short-term.
Please contact us if you have any questions about your oral health.