The 2010 United States Census reports that there are 514,806 households in Phoenix, AZ. Families live in 64.2 percent of those households, and 33.6 percent are home to children below the age of 18. The Census also reveals that the median family income is less than $55,000. With so many other stresses on the budgets of growing Phoenix families like yours, those numbers illustrate the importance of controlling health care costs. Did you know that professional teeth cleaning could help?
Why are regular dental check-ups important?
As a responsible parent, you set a good example for your children by taking care of your own mouth. You teach them to brush after meals and floss before bedtime. You provide nutritious foods and keep a close eye on sugary snacks and acidic beverages like soda and sports drinks. That’s great, but it’s not enough.
Regular dental examinations are vital to prevention and early detection of oral problems. Check-ups give your professional dental hygiene team a chance to inspect areas you cannot see or reach with home care. They scrutinize every nook and cranny for insipient areas of tooth decay, assess the wellness of soft tissues, and screen for oral cancers.
How does teeth cleaning save money?
Preventing oral disorders or treating them early does save money. It also saves discomfort, inconvenience, and time in the chair.
- Professional cleanings help to keep the mouth free of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Oral issues usually develop gradually, often without pain or visible change in the early stages. When detected at this phase treatment is usually less invasive and expensive than later.
- Oral issues don’t go away on their own. Unaddressed, they progress into situations that put your teeth and overall health at risk. Those conditions become uncomfortable, and treatment gets extensive and more costly.
Dr. Sameet Koppikar and his hygiene team at Biltmore Dental Center are committed to the oral health of patients throughout the Phoenix area. They’ll help ease your budget with a program of gentle family dentistry that includes bi-annual professional examinations and thorough teeth cleaning for every member of your household. Smile happy at Biltmore Dental Center. The number is (602) 954-8200 .