As we enter another new year we start to plan ahead, make resolutions, identify new opportunities and look at ways to improve on what we achieved in the previous year. A key focus on everyones mind after christmas and especially in January is our finances, how to make more money? how are we going to save more money? how can we be more financially prepared? etc etc
Going to the dentists is often seen to be a necessary evil for people, a task that we put off for as long as possible. Whilst we are all aware how important our teeth are, we often connect our dentists with pain and fear that most importantly COSTS US.
2014 is the year that we wish to dispell this myth. In avoiding the dentist due to the above preconceptions we cause a deterioration in our oral health. This means that minor issues which can be prevented go untreated and develop into further problems which can cause pain and require costly treatment plans.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
This saying cannot be truer in the field of dentistry. Regular visits to the dentist and hygienist assist in reducing the amount of treatment required, nipping problems in the bud before they arise.
Whilst the below information is taken from an American study, I feel it can be easily related to our patients in Scotland and the rest of the UK. It is definitely worth a look: