Everyone in Hendricks County (and everywhere else, for that matter) lives on a budget. And when money is tight, it can be tempting to skip your dental treatments. But don’t do it!
When you spend money on preventive dental care, such as tooth brushing, dental cleanings and x-rays, you’re actually saving yourself money later in restorative care and emergency procedures. By regularly seeing your dentist, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy, so you can prevent minor oral health problems from turning into more serious issues that require extensive – and expensive – treatment.
Follow these preventive dental care strategies to help your teeth and gums stay healthy, while saving you money in dental costs down the road.
1. Practice good oral hygiene habits at home.
Gently brush your teeth at least twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride. Floss your teeth at least once day.
Your children need to brush and floss, too. However, children under the age of 6 should use only a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste.
Daily tooth brushing and flossing removes dental plaque. When plaque isn’t removed, it can lead to dental tartar which can cause tooth decay and result in gum disease.
2. See your dentist regularly.
Schedule an appointment with Danville Family Dentistry in Hendricks County every six months. Our dental hygienists will clean your teeth, removing any dental plaque and tartar you haven’t been able to remove while tooth brushing.
Dr. Erickson will examine your teeth and dental x-rays looking for signs of tooth decay and other oral problems. By seeing Dr. Erickson twice a year, any dental problems you may have will be taken care of before they can get worse and lead to more expensive dental work. So, don’t wait until you feel something is wrong.
Schedule dental appointments for your children twice a year, too. A child’s first dental appointment should occur before his or her first birthday. By starting your child’s dental visits at an early age, Dr. Erickson can check their oral growth and development. Plus, they’ll learn to feel more safe and secure while in the dentist’s chair.
3. Take an active role in your dental health.
Talk to Dr. Erickson if you have any questions or concerns about caring for your teeth. Make sure you understand any treatment options he recommends. By collaborating with Dr. Erickson, you can ensure you’re getting the best dental care possible.
When you follow a preventive dental care plan, you can better protect yourself from major dental problems in the future, so you can save money.
Contact Danville Family Dentistry in Hendricks County at 317-745-4400 to schedule your appointment today.