Dr. Mark Lansdell
Let’s face it. Without dental insurance, many people don’t visit the dentist as often as they should for optimal oral health. Even for those with dental insurance, dental visits are often not high on the priority list. And while I understand this, I’ll be honest. It concerns me.
One of the reasons I became a Guelph dentist is because I do truly want people to be as healthy as they can be, and dentistry helps me help others prevent the diseases that come with poor oral health. Prevention is essential if we want to be healthy and enjoy our lives to the fullest. Regular dental care helps prevent the issues that interfere with your daily life by becoming urgent dental concerns – or even emergencies – that take you away from your work, family, and friends or result in you sitting in a dental office having a filling, crown, or periodontal (gum) disease treatment. And remember the old saying – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Better Dental Health for Better Overall Health
Your dental insurance can help you take a proactive approach to your healthcare – and it’s not just dental benefits. Good oral health also means you are less likely to develop some of the systemic overall health issues that happen alongside gum disease. Plus, if you’re missing teeth or are in pain when you eat, you don’t get the nutritional benefits of a healthy diet. So, in addition to having better oral health, regular dental visits help you be healthier overall. And your dental insurance can help make this happen.
Save money too!
You probably already know that filling a large cavity or using a crown to save a severely decayed tooth is significantly more expensive than filling a small cavity. You may not know that advanced gum disease can cause you to lose your teeth, and is connected to serious illnesses including heart disease, stroke, risk of heart attack, diabetes, erectile disfunction, and pre-term births. And it seems that every month I read another study that talks about the links between oral bacteria and serious and devastating illnesses – like Alzheimer’s Disease.
These are the reasons that all of us at Gordon Street Dental are committed to helping you understand what your dental insurance covers, so we can make the most of your dental plan to keep your family healthy. In addition to scheduling your regular appointments on a personalized schedule, we can personalize your treatments so that you can take full advantage of your dental insurance coverage.
Now is a great time to give us a call. Because it’s the beginning of the year, we have 11 months to spread any care you do need into manageable chunks. That way at the end of the year, you don’t have to scramble for treatments or worse – see the premiums you’ve paid for insurance go unused.
Please don’t wait. Call our Guelph dentist today. And make 2019 your healthier