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Want to Save Money on Your Dental Care - It's as Simple as Prevention

March 30, 2018
Posted By: NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry
Family Dentistry Gretna, LA

Healthcare costs are rising and saving money is essential to most modern families. We all have to live on a budget. As your family dentistry practice in Gretna, LA, we want to tell you the secret to save money at the dentist.

Focus on Prevention

Many people avoid dental care because they don’t see the need for a dental cleaning and exam when their teeth and gums feel fine. This is a common misconception that makes perfect sense until you realize that dental conditions almost never hurt until they are in their very late stages of advancement.

Here is a scenario to consider:

You have a small cavity on a molar that you can’t see or feel, but you miss your regular dental appointment because everything seems to be going fine inside your mouth.

Cavities do not go away on their own but continue to grow. Six months go by, and you still feel fine, and your teeth look good. Since work is so busy, missing one more dental appointment will not be a problem. Or will it?

Before you know it, the small cavity that was once a simple procedure has developed into a full-blown toothache requiring a root canal and crown. 

Preventive Dentistry Saves Money

In dentistry, preventive procedures such as dental exams, cleanings, fluoride, x-rays, and sealants are among the most affordable treatments because we want to help you prevent expensive procedures and dental emergencies, which never happen at convenient times or fit nicely into family schedules.

We love helping every member of your family take control of their oral health. By maintaining regular dental appointments, you can enjoy minimal treatment and fewer expenses over the course of your lifetime.

Contact NOLA Dentures and General Dentistry for all your family dentistry needs in Gretna, LA. Dr. Russell Schafer and our team are here to help you enjoy a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

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