While many patients are aware of the benefits of brushing and flossing, these actions alone cannot keep the smile completely healthy. It is highly recommended that patients visit their dental team on a regular basis for a cleaning and evaluation at least every six months. This allows our dental staff at Gallery 57 Dental to examine the teeth and gums and monitor any changes that may be indicative of dental health issues.
Why is preventative care necessary?
Being proactive about your oral health and wellness is the most reliable method of reducing overall dental costs over time. Certain restorative procedures that need to be done when problems arise can be expensive over the course of one’s lifetime. For example, when patients brush, floss, and visit their dentist as directed, they are reducing the risk of experiencing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and tooth loss which can add up in costs over the years. Also, some conditions are not reversible, meaning they cause damage that cannot be fully repaired back to one’s original, healthy smile.
How expensive can improper oral health habits be?
There are many restorative treatments that can be used to help restore the original function and appearance of the smile. However, they can be expensive. Dentures, dental implants, dental bridges, and other restorations can be costly. When patients visit our New York, NY, dental office for routine cleanings and examinations, they are often covered by dental insurance plans available through our patients’ employers. There is no reason NOT to make use of these benefits while they are available, as they can be free or low-cost for patients to schedule.
Request a visit today to schedule your upcoming cleaning and examination
Taking care of the smile requires patients to visit their dental team regularly for examinations and cleanings with the team at Gallery 57 Dental to ensure their smile is healthy and functioning correctly. If you are overdue for a visit, our team will not judge you and make you feel bad about your oral health. We offer a positive and encouraging environment for all. Call 212-246-8700 to request an appointment at our office in New York, NY, to learn more.