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The Cost of Delaying Dental Treatment for Your Child

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Twin girlsIf your child begins complaining of a toothache, it can be tempting to dismiss it, especially if he or she seems fine or if money is tight. However, you need to know that, as far as dental disease is concerned, it will never go away on its own. Instead, as time goes on, a minor toothache will turn into a major one and what may have been a small cavity will turn into a severe infection. In the end, you’ll be spending more money on a more intensive dental procedure.

If the above scenario has happened to you, you’re in the majority. Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on dental procedures that could have been avoided if they’d visited the dentist earlier.

Cost of Postponing Dental Treatment

There are a few interesting but alarming statistics regarding the increase in putting off dental treatment:

  • One out of every three Americans have said they’ve postponed dental treatment for a toothache
  • Of the above one in three, around 80% of them were aware that their decision to delay treatment would probably cost more in the long run
  • The occurrences of people visiting the ER for dental problems has risen by 21%
  • Of those who make less than $35,000 a year, around 60% do not have any form of dental insurance, making them even less likely to keep regular dental appointments

In addition to the extra financial cost of delaying treatment, you could also be damaging your child’s health. Untreated dental problems including tooth infections and gum disease can pose serious health risks for your child.

The best way to keep your child’s teeth healthy and beautiful is to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing at least twice daily, flossing every day, and bringing your child to Camp Little Tooth every six months for a kids dental cleaning and an exam. To make your child’s appointment today, please contact Camp Little Tooth located here in Lafayette, Colorado!

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