Taking care of your teeth can be pretty difficult when it comes to your pocket. Dentists are not cheap and neither are their treatments. The thing about treatments, however, is that you only need them when you fail at preventing a disease or disorder from developing. So the smartest way to cut the cost of going to your dentist for dental problems is to make sure you don’t develop any.
Most people take a considerable amount of time when caring for their skin and hair, but tend to overlook the importance of taking care of their teeth. It should be on the forefront along with both hair and skin, because nothing attracts your secret crush more than a beautiful smile. So how do you keep your dental bill low and your teeth healthy? Following are 5 simple and cost effective ways to prevent common dental ailments.
Warm salt water rinses
Salt draws out the irritant or infection in your gums to the surface. The body, through its disease fighting mechanisms, eliminates it, and helps to neutralize the acidic environment in your mouth that fosters bacterial growth.
This simple piece of string between your teeth helps your teeth in 4 important ways. It keeps your teeth clean, lowers the risk of developing cavities, prevents gum disease, and helps prevent bad breath. As an alternative to floss you can use toothpicks, but they are not as effective.
Sensitivity tooth paste
Mild, butconstant, sensitivity to cold foods and drinks can be soothed into submission with desensitizing toothpaste in just a few days.
Electric toothbrushes can be expensive, but they are definitely cheaper than the medical bill your dentist will send to you after your visit for treatment. Using an electric toothbrush has definite advantages, which include lower risk of gum disease, prevention of gum recession, removing stains more effectively, and keeping your teeth fresher. So it’s okay to go a little crazy and spend a few extra pounds on something that could help you save money in the long run!
Regular dental check-ups
Regular dental check-ups cost less than medical treatments. Annual x-rays and check-ups will help to catch cavities and dental problems before they become serious and turn into medical problems requiring treatment procedures, such as root canals.
Have you booked your check-up yet? Start the New Year by booking your routine check-up call us on 0121 711 2424.