DENTAL HEALTH UPDATE by Andrew Biffen DMD

BETTER SOONER THAN LATER

No one should ever put off necessary dental procedures due to financial concerns. A recent survey of 2,000 Americans reveals that half of those polled postponed a necessary procedure or diagnostic test  because they were apprehensive of the bill. Unfortunately, this misplaced concern often backfires  when the postponement leads to a worsened condition that requires emergency treatment that costs far more. As the old adage has it, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  If the hygienist or dentist spots early signs of tooth decay, it may be possible to reverse the process with fluoride treatment and anti-bacterial rinses. If not, it is less expensive to fill a small cavity than to get a crown.

Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but you have to work at it; you have to want to keep them badly enough to do what needs to be done. And if that means protecting them by attending to the little problems before they become serious issues, then we hope you’ll turn to our full-service dental office. We’re always on your side in putting your healthiest smile forward. A visit to our office may be just what you need to enhance your quality of life.

HINT: Patients may want to inquire about payment plans that will help them get the treatment they need.

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