Oral care is one of the most neglected areas of our lives, despite the fact that the teeth and gum area is one of the most important (and sensitive) areas of our bodies. Statistics reveal that up to 70% of adult Americans have some form of gum disease, and a startling 64.7 million Americans have periodontitis (advanced gum disease) as per CDC. Goes to show why oral care is so vital. It is important because:
#3 Dental Care is Expensive
Most tooth and gum problems can be avoided just by practicing good oral hygiene. Neglecting to do so, however, costs a lot. Let’s face it; visiting the dentist can be expensive, especially in Las Vegas. Also, dental care is still not covered by Medicare (not implying anything political here). The bottom line is that timely oral care can save you thousands of bucks in the long run.
#2 Oral Hygiene Affects your Career
Your job may offer you dental insurance, but with bad oral hygiene, you may not have a job in the first place! Recruiters do judge your appearance, which includes your teeth and smile. Dingy and crooked teeth or a dull smile can damage your rapport with the employer who may lose interest in what you have to say. So, you need to have good oral health in order to make an impression in the job market.
#1 Oral Hygiene Reflects on your Overall Health
Your oral health is linked to your overall health. Sometimes, gum disease can lead to other conditions (such as infections and pain), and other times, a disease can lead to deteriorating oral health (as in the case of diabetes or autoimmune diseases). Now consider the overall cost of neglecting oral care, both in terms of money and quality of life.
Finally, note that dental care has advanced to great heights today. In fact, even if you lose your teeth due to accident, genetics, or bad oral hygiene, there is a way you get them back, permanently. Dr. DeAndrade (of the Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, Las Vegas) is an expert in the All-On-4 procedure and can create permanent dentures to cure all your dental worries. Give us a call for more information or to schedule a consultation.