Dentist in Sherman Oaks

Regular Dental Visits Can Be Cost-Saving

What are some ways you try to save money? Do you have a strict budget? Do you avoid impulse purchases? However you keep extra money in your pocket, please don’t cut corners when it comes to your health. Canceling a check-up with your doctor or a cleaning with your dentist can reduce your expenses in the short term, but unfortunately, it puts you at risk of incurring unanticipated bills in the long run. Here’s why regular dental visits can be cost-saving for you.

Cavity Prevention and Decay Intervention

Even if you brush, floss, and rinse daily, hard-to-reach areas in your mouth still require extra attention, which is why you should have your teeth professionally cleaned once a year or, ideally, every six months. A cleaning prevents cavities and decay as well as allows your dentist to determine if any cavities exist or if any decay is present. If that’s the case, you can return to the office so those issues can be addressed; otherwise, untreated cavities and decay can result in you having to pay for expensive treatments such as dental crowns, root canals, or extractions.

Gum Disease Detection

Gum disease—also known as periodontal disease—is a common dental condition that affects your gums. During your professional cleaning, your dentist will check for signs and symptoms of gum disease, which usually begins as gingivitis. Gum disease that is caught early is treatable, but remember, it’s always easier to prevent than to treat. If you don’t skip visits to your dentist, you can feel confident knowing that you’re taking proactive steps to safeguard your gums and teeth so you can avoid spending money on periodontal therapy or restorations.

Oral Cancer Screening

When your dentist checks for gum disease, he’ll also take the time to screen your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. Much like other cancer screenings, oral cancer screenings are essential for detecting a type of cancer that can rapidly progress. That’s why getting your teeth cleaned and your mouth examined regularly can even save your life.

When was the last time you had a dental cleaning at Harmony Dental of Sherman Oaks? If you need to schedule—or reschedule—a cleaning, we’d welcome the chance to serve you. Regular dental cleanings are an investment in your short-term and long-term oral health, saving you from the hassle and expense of more serious dental problems down the road. Please call us at 818-616-3305, email us at, or send us a message through our online contact form to request an appointment for a cleaning!

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