During times of economic recession it’s easy to think that cutting back on dental care is a sensible option. The truth is that doing this will damage your own finances as much as it will damage your oral health.
It’s true as well that health should be a priority and one of the last things we cut back on during hard times, and your oral health is just as important as the rest of your body. But cutting back on dental care can be a big risk financially, too.
Regular dental check-ups ensure that any problems are caught early, and stop you from having to pay the bigger fees associated with more serious problems. For example, if you let too much calculus build up on your teeth, this can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, either of which could require costly surgery to have the tooth removed.
If anything, it’s during times of stress and pressure that it’s most crucial we keep our health in check. Stress is well-known to cause bruxism, otherwise known as grinding the teeth, which can erode the enamel of your teeth and leave a tooth exposed. Also, cheaper diets often contain higher levels of sugar, which contributes to tooth decay.
You don’t have to spend a lot to keep your teeth in good condition. One way you can save money without damaging your health is by looking for bargains and offers on toothpastes and brushes.
It should be clear that maintaining oral health is very important all of the time – not just in times of economic boom. Spending a few pounds on check-ups and maintenance now could save you hundreds in the future. Make sure you attend regular check-ups with your London dentist at all times.