The power of preventive dentistry lies in the fact that the more frequently you visit your dentist, the less money you will need to spend on expensive and corrective dental treatments. Although it may seem contradictory, we assure you that it’s true! Let’s take a look at why.
We recommend you schedule a teeth cleaning appointment with Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at least twice per year, which will also include a basic examination. This type of appointment is commonly referred to as prophylaxis or “prophy” for short, a term derived from a Greek word meaning “guard”. Our teeth cleaning and checkup services are designed to protect against the spread and progression of diseases, specifically tooth decay and gum disease.
When tooth decay and gum disease develop due to inadequate oral hygiene, costly and time-consuming treatments are required to correct them. In most cases, treating these conditions is significantly more expensive than the cost of two dental cleanings a year. If tooth decay and gum disease progress and become severe, dental surgery may be required, which tends to be expensive even for those with insurance.
maintaining your oral health will help you to avoid more costly and painful procedures in the future. Preventative dentistry will also preserve the aesthetics of your smile and keep your teeth bright, white, and healthy.
Taking preventive measures such as regular teeth cleanings is significantly less expensive than restoring decay through treatments like fillings, crowns, bridges, or gum disease treatments. Fortunately, if you have dental insurance, the majority of your yearly preventive dental care is covered and will most likely not result in any additional expenses.
To avoid expensive dental restoration or gum disease therapies down the road, it’s important to schedule preventive care and cleaning appointments with us every six months. Investing an hour of your time twice a year can save you the trouble of repairing severe damage later on. Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has offices located in Post Falls, Idaho, and Spokane Valley, Washington for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you!