The Wise Investment in Preventative Oral Care

The Wise Investment in Preventative Oral Care

Investing in preventative oral care is not just beneficial for maintaining good oral health; it can also be more economical in the long run compared to the costs associated with emergency and restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, and root canals. While it might initially feel burdensome to pay for preventative mouthcare (dentist visits, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, etc.), it is essential for avoiding health risks and significant expenses down the line.

In today’s economic climate, with rising inflation and healthcare costs, it’s understandable to be cautious about spending. However, neglecting oral health can lead to costly consequences. A study by Aspen Dental in 2015 indicated that financial concerns led nearly two in five American adults to delay dental care, a figure that significantly increased by 2017. Despite this, it’s interesting to note that Americans spend an average of $4-$6 USD on coffee daily!

Cost Comparison: Prevention vs. Restoration

Investing in preventative oral care can be more cost-effective in the long term. According to a study by Delta Dental, for every $100 spent on preventative oral care, you can potentially save between $800 and $5000 in restorative and emergency dental treatments. This highlights the economic value of maintaining good oral health practices. Preventative care, though it has its costs, tends to be more affordable than dealing with the consequences of neglected oral health, which can lead to high medical expenses.

Effective Preventative Mouthcare

  1. Choose Your Oral Care Products Wisely
  • Opt for high-quality oral care products at home.
  • Avoid ingredients like essential oils, antimicrobial ingredients, and alcohol, which can harm the oral microbiome.
  • Consider products enriched with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and prebiotics
  • Read product labels carefully.
  1. Proper Usage of Oral Care Products
  • Complete your oral care routine before breakfast and then again before bedtime.
  • Use a pH balancing mouth spray throughout the day after meals and acidic drinks.
  • Brush for two minutes, focusing on each quadrant of your mouth.
    • Go beyond just brushing and flossing; use comprehensive products designed for the entire mouth
    • Discuss with your dentist the need for nano-hydroxyapatite and/or fluoride, and consider a customized oral care plan.
  1. Regular Dental Visits
  • Children should have their first dental visit by one year of age or when their first teeth appear.
  • Attend regular dental check-ups, as recommended.
  1. Prompt Treatment
  • Avoid delaying necessary dental treatments, as this can lead to more complex and costly procedures later.

 The Bottom Line

Regular brushing, flossing, washing, and spraying using safe and effective oral care products, and routine dental cleanings can contribute to long-term savings in healthcare costs. SuperMouth® offers customized and comprehensive oral care solutions at an affordable daily cost, a small investment compared to average daily spending on items like coffee, potentially leading to lifetime savings.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional dental advice. Consult with a dental professional for personalized oral care guidance.