At Gendler Dental Center in Hopkins, Minnesota we understand that people sometimes neglect their oral health because they simply don’t think they have the money. We also know that the longer you neglect your teeth and your dental care, the more expensive it will be to regain your dental health. Caring for your teeth before cavities erupt or before gum disease sets in is less expensive than having to have multiple fillings or to dealing with the effects of gum disease.
When you neglect your teeth and your dental care you may find you have to call our office and schedule an emergency dental visit because you’re in pain. When you put off or skip your dental appointments you may find you pay more in dental fees than if you’d kept up with regularly scheduled dental visits.
You may not know it, but your oral health and your mouth is the gateway to your overall physical health and well-bing. Scheduling routine dental visits will help your dentist prevent your having potential dental health issues such as cavities or gum disease. A dental health issue, left untreated, can lead to tooth decay or even cardiovascular disease.
When you neglect dental care you may lose teeth and that can lead to your looking older than you are, gum disease and if you want eventual dental restoration, you could be looking at dental implants, dentures, crowns or other dental treatments you may not have faced with regular dental care.
Did you know that one in four people have an untreated cavity? You could have cavities and not even know it! Also, close to 75 percent of us have gum disease, much of it untreated. Caught early, gum disease can be reversed. If you neglect your gums and it leads to periodontitis it is a serious health concern.
If you have health concerns including: diabetes or cardiovascular disease, dental examinations and regular check ups are crucial to your health. Additionally, oral cancer screenings are part of every dental exam we perform at Gendler Dental Center. Oral cancer, if caught early, is treatable.
If you’re worried about how you will pay for dental treatments, ask us for information on payment options. Contact our office today and schedule a dental cleaning and examination appointment.