Regular six-month visits to the dentist are a standard and habitual part of many people’s lives. Periodontal disease affects 47% of adults over 30 and 70% of adults over 65. These regular visits reduce the risk of periodontal disease. Regrettably, not everyone is able to attend these visits on a regular basis.
We at North Augusta Dentist are excited to make regular dental care more accessible. Here are a few easy ways to save money on your next dental cleaning. We are proud to be able to provide our patients with high-quality, low-cost care.
How Can You Save on Teeth Cleaning?
It’s always a good investment to put time and money into your oral health. If you skip small steps like the ones listed below, you may end up paying more for restorative treatment in the long run.
Let’s look at some of the ways you can save money on dental care.
- Every day, brush and floss your teeth. How often do you brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent study, only about one-third of respondents flossed every day for the previous week. Food gets stuck between the teeth and under the gums if you don’t floss your teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. This will save you money by preventing the need for periodontal disease or cavity treatment.
- At least once every six to twelve months, see your dentist. While brushing and flossing at home is important, you should also schedule regular dental cleanings. We’ll also check for any emerging issues; the sooner potential problems are identified, the easier they’ll be to resolve.
- Invest in tooth-cleaning machines that can be used at home. Discuss with us the best tools for you to use at home, whether it’s an electric toothbrush or a water jet teeth cleaning system. The more efficient you are at home, the more likely you are to save money on future dental care and maintain a healthier smile for the rest of your life.
- Sugars and acids should be avoided. Sugary and acidic foods erode the protective enamel on your teeth. Your teeth become vulnerable to cavities when this barrier wears away. Sugary foods and beverages should be avoided (even fruit juice.) If you must drink a sugary or acidic beverage, sip it through a straw to prevent the liquid from making contact with your teeth.
For more information on how to save on teeth cleaning costs with Us, simply give us a call at 803-888-5586. North Augusta Dentist looks forward to serving you with a smile! To know more about us Click Here.