Just as you look for ways to save money on your grocery bills or your car repair costs, there’s a way to save money on your healthcare costs, too. Similar to planning your grocery shopping or car maintenance ahead, if you plan your oral health care ahead, it’s possible to curtail costs down the road. Impression Dental Care and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommend patients in Huntington Beach undergo a dental exam and cleaning at least every six months to keep the mouth healthy so more costly dental concerns can be prevented.
When you visit our dental practice for an oral exam or a professional tooth cleaning in Huntington Beach, we’re not only looking at your teeth – we’re also looking at your gums for early signs of periodontal disease. If caught early enough, periodontal disease can easily be managed through small changes in your at-home oral health care. But if left undiagnosed and untreated, periodontal disease in Huntington Beach can lead to costlier procedures which may even include dental surgery.
However, when you adhere to a regular twice-a-year exam and cleaning schedule, the professional staff at Impression Dental Care will also be able to look for signs of teeth grinding which is a sign of TMJ, bone loss, and even cancer. That’s right – every oral exam at Impression Dental Care also includes a visual oral cancer screening, something that might go unchecked without a preventative dental exam in Huntington Beach.
It was estimated by the American Cancer Society that over 50,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2018 – much of which could have been diagnosed earlier through preventative practices. At Impression Dental Care, we firmly believe that by taking a pro-active stance against any culprit that could impact the oral health of our patients in Huntington Beach, we’re able to assure the health and well-being of every patient.
If it’s been longer than six months since you or a family member have had a routine dental exam which includes a visual oral cancer screening, make an appointment today to regain control of your oral health!