What’s the Cost: Avoiding the Dentist

Posted Jun 2020

By Delta Dental of Arkansas

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Does the cost of a dental appointment keep you from your cleanings? The real, long-term cost of skipping the dentist may surprise you.

Does the cost of your bi-annual cleanings keep you from going to the dentist twice a year? The real cost of skipping the dentist may be more than you think.

If you’re steering clear of visiting the dentist, you may be impacting more than your mouth. Dental cleanings have direct ties to your overall health. Skipping them could affect everything from your head to your heart. That means it’s doubly important to brush and floss regularly and keep up with dentist appointments!

Is a fear of pain or cost of a cleaning is keeping you from the dentist? Review how avoidance can lead to negative repercussions for your health and your wallet. Find resources for overcoming fear below.

Avoiding the Dentist Impacts More Than Just Your Teeth.

It Can Cost You More Money and Your Health.

Does the cost of a dental appointment keep you from your cleanings? The real, long-term cost of skipping the dentist may surprise you.

It costs more to avoid the dentist than it does to visit for regular cleanings because of the impact poor mouth health has on overall health.

Avoiding the dentist will cost you in the long run. If you or someone you love is anxious about making that next dentist appointment, read up on our tips for easing anxiety.

If it’s the cost of a dentist appointment that keeps you from getting a cleaning, feel free to contact us today to review your Delta Dental coverage. It’s likely your benefits cover the cost of preventive treatment, like cleanings, more so than restorative treatments. That means it’s cheaper to keep your smile healthy than it is to deal with more costly and even more painful treatments for bigger problems!

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