When people set health goals, they often think about eating healthier, getting more exercise or losing weight. But those aren’t the only health goals people need to consider. At Danville Family Dental, we believe it’s important that all Hendricks County residents set good oral health goals to help them prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath, so they can keep their teeth as they grow older.
Here are some good oral health goals you can begin practicing immediately:
- Brush your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste at least twice a day for two to three minutes at a time.
- Floss daily.
- Eat a healthy diet. Make sure you eat plenty of fruits, veggies and dairy — containing vitamins A and C and calcium — for healthy gums and strong teeth.
- Limit sugary sweets and soft drinks that can lead to tooth decay.
- Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, which may contribute to gum disease and oral cancer.
- Schedule biannual checkups with Danville Family Dentistry, located in Hendricks County. Regular appointments enable Dr. Jon Erickson to catch tooth decay and other oral health problems before they require more extensive treatment.
Most of these oral health goals are tasks you can easily do at home. But what happens if you’re one of the over 108 million Americans who don’t have dental health insurance, and you think you can’t afford to visit a dentist?
The staff at Danville Family Dentistry has a plan for you. It’s called our Smile Savings Plan. For only $275 a year, you or a family member can receive preventative dental services at our Hendricks County office.
These dental services include:
- 2 professional dental cleanings.
- 2 professional oral evaluations.
- 2 fluoride treatments (children ages 16 years and younger).
- Regularly scheduled dental X-rays.
Plus, as part of the plan, you’ll receive 15% off of any other dental care procedures provided by Danville Family Dentistry, such as fillings, tooth extractions, dentures and more.
To learn more about our Smile Savings Plan, contact Danville Family Dentistry at 317-745-4400. Don’t let the lack of dental insurance keep you from reaching your oral health goals. Because a healthier mouth means you’ll have a better smile.