Okay, so we’re here to tell you some things that you may not want to hear but need to hear.
But first, ask yourself some questions:
Have you gotten your hair done in the last 6 months?
Have you gone to the dentist in the last 6 months?
Have you flossed in the last 6 days?
If the answers to those questions aren’t all YES, you really need to be rethinking your priorities and reworking your budget to take care of your oral health.
Here’s why you should go to the dentist every 6 months AT LEAST:
- Plaque blends in since it’s the same colour as your teeth. If you don’t know it’s there, you can’t fix it. But what happens when plaque isn’t removed? It breeds Gingivitis. What does gingivitis breed? Gum Disease.
2. Gum Disease is not curable. Prevent it before it happens. Toothpaste alone will not prevent gum disease. You could be brushing twice daily and still get gum disease because you are improperly brushing.
3) Root Canals are more expensive than cavities. If you leave a cavity for too long, you will need a root canal or you will lose the tooth entirely. Trust us, root canals are a much more painful and costly experience.
How can you afford to go to the dentist every 6 months?
1. Use your student benefits! Click here if you’re a Georgian College student and find out all your need to know about your benefits. https://www.mystudentplan.ca/georgian/en/mybenefits
2. Set aside $50 a month for your dental budget. This will leave you tonnes of money for any cavities, and cleanings that are necessary.
3. Get Dental or Health insurance https://www.cpp.ca/health-insurance/health-dental-insurance/ or find out what your work benefits are!
Still not sure?
Give us a call and book an appointment, we can discuss some options for you!