You may be surprised to learn that nearly 40 percent of adults over 18 do not visit the dentist. This is unfortunate because visiting the dentist on a regular basis leads to many health benefits and can make a positive difference in your life. Here are several reasons why you shouldn’t let anything, including finances, get in the way of regular dental visits:

Tooth Loss is Preventable

The leading causes of tooth loss in adults are tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately, these issues are preventable. By visiting the dentist for annual cleanings, you can control plaque and tartar buildup and reduce your risk of infections that lead to tooth loss.

Increased Confidence

If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, a cosmetic dentist can help. Invisalign, veneers, professional whitening and other treatments can correct any aesthetic issues you may have and increase your confidence.

Reduced Risk of Serious Diseases

Research has proven that poor oral health problems can lead to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s. By keeping your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy, you reduce your risk of developing these serious diseases.

Preventative Care is Less Expensive

It’s more expensive to fix an oral health problem than it is to prevent it. If you you avoid the dentist for financial reasons, know that you may end up spending hundreds or thousands of dollars to fix an issue down the road.

Here at Wainright & Wassel DDS, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy and beautiful smile. Therefore, we offer a 5% cash discount to all of our patients. By visiting our Raleigh, NC office, you can achieve optimal oral health in an affordable way. Call our office today at 919-847-1322.