Lately, I’ve seen some commercials from dental insurance companies showing wallets trying to run away when they hear dentists telling their owners about needed dentistry. (If you haven’t seen it, you can view it here: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Itb6/physicians-mutual-dental-insurance-scared-wallet )
I have to admit that it’s very difficult to hear someone say that they can’t afford a needed dental procedure when in the next breath they’re telling me they’re going on a vacation they’ve always wanted to go on—a vacation that often costs more than what they’d need to spend on their mouth! They say people buy what they want over what they need—consider:
Do you like your teeth? Do you like the lifestyle they give you?
Think about it:
- Are you able to eat what you want to eat or do you have to limit your diet because you can’t chew properly? Healthy teeth are the best choice for being able to eat whatever you want to eat.
- When you smile, what do people see? Do they see nice teeth that show that you care about your appearance? Or do they see gaps and discolorations that may indicate the opposite to them? (Whether that’s what you mean to convey or not, that’s how many people unconsciously view your appearance.)
- When you talk, how do you sound? Teeth are a very important part of our speech. Just listen to any child who’s lost his or her front baby teeth to hear the difference. Cute when you’re young—not so cute when you’re older.
These are just a few of the benefits that your teeth and mouth provide to you. It’s time to realize that healthy teeth and gums are a want as well as a need. For the best health and function. your teeth, gums, bone and titanium must live in harmony in your body. We’d like to help you achieve this!
**Note: The information in this article is not meant to replace the clinical judgment of your healthcare professionals.