Just How Important Is Dental Hygiene Anyway?


Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get “back-on-track” with your dental check-ups?  We all know how easy it is to forget, so if you have not made an appointment with your dentist, you’re late!  But hey, you can correct that situation now!

A routine 6 month oral exam and cleaning can help prevent costly expenses for fillings, root canals or crowns.  If we get into the habit of regular brushing and flossing, it will greatly reduce the amount of dental repairs that we need.  Creating the good habit is the key.  Did you realize that most habits only take about 6 weeks of regular practice to become effective?  There is no time like the present to begin your new oral hygiene habit!

There are some clearly obvious reasons why keeping your teeth clean is a rewarding practice.  It’s nice to feel confident about your smile, knowing your teeth are white and your breath smells clean.  As I mentioned above, good preventive dental care will save money on dental repairs.  Preventing painful tooth aches is yet another reason to keep your teeth clean.  However, many people are not aware that there is also a serious threat to their health and well being, if they neglect good oral hygiene habits!

There can be some dire consequences if good oral health is abandoned for a long period of time.  Research has now shown a link between heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis when gum disease (Gingivitis and Periodontitis) is already present.  There is a  possible relationship to other diseases as well.  If you search gum disease on the Internet, more detailed information can be found on numerous web sites.

Why not visit one of your local dentists soon?  Many dental offices accept dental insurance from several major companies.  Affordable dental insurance can greatly reduce your total out-of-pocket expenses, and gives you the convenience of spreading out your dental costs throughout the year.  So don’t neglect your teeth.  Regular visits to your dentist can give you a smile to be proud of and a healthy mouth to go with it!  “Your good health is one of your most precious assets.”

Contact AustinHealthPlans  at (512) 535-3556 to see how inexpensive it can be to get great Dental Insurance.  We can find a Dental plan that will provide coverage with your dentist or show you a list of the many available dentists in your area.  Friendly customer service is at the heart of what we do.  We can find an affordable dental plan for you, no matter where you may live in Texas!  Give us a call for a fast, free quote.

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About tcdiehl

I have been an independent insurance agent licensed in Texas since 2003. My focus is providing affordable insurance coverage through multiple reputable insurance providers for individuals, families, and small groups. I can also help with Medicare insurance needs. Allow me to connect you with the appropriate health, life, disability, long term care, and/or dental plan(s) based on your health, personal, and financial needs. Call me at (512) 535-3556, E-mail: tom@austinhealthplans.com.
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