Affordable Dental Plan: Why Your Whole Family Needs Dental Care
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An affordable dental plan allows you and every member of your family to get great dental care that will ensure healthy smiles for toddlers, teens, adults and seniors. Why is that so important? Because neglecting oral health, including regular dental visits and cleanings, can lead to serious health problems that include infections, tooth loss and oral cancers. And because these health problems aren’t limited to just one age group, everyone in your family should see a dentist at least twice a year.

Affordable Dental Plan: Dental Care For Kids And Teens

The American Dental Association and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say that a child’s first dental visit should occur between 6 months and one year after the eruption of their first primary tooth. Not only do these early visits to the dentist get your child used to having his mouth and teeth examined, but they also give the dentist the opportunity to show you how to care for your child’s teeth, discuss diet and fluoride needs, recommend oral care products and check for tooth decay.

For teenagers, dental visits are just as important as they are for younger children because, teens make lifestyle choices that can affect the health of their mouths, like using tobacco products and consuming alcohol. Twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings gives your dentist the chance to talk to your teen about taking charge of his or her dental health and the repercussions of bad habits like smoking and drinking. The teen years are also the time that many teens need braces, and regular monitoring by your family dentist can alert you when it’s time for your teen to see an orthodontist.

Affordable Dental Coverage: Dental Care For Adults And Seniors

Busy adults who work and take care of families can be the most neglectful of their health, and when you neglect your teeth, you can experience a multitude of problems from gingivitis to cavities and more. Regular exams and cleanings will allow your dentist to evaluate any tooth or mouth problems you may be having and to give you recommendations for ways to keep your mouth healthy. Additionally, adults may be looking for whitening help for teeth that have yellowed with age or for veneers or other cosmetic dental work that a dentist can help them with.

When it comes to senior dental care, cavities are a major problem. This is due mostly to the effects of medications that many seniors take as they develop age-related health issues. Many of these medications can cause dry mouth, which means that there is a decrease in the amount of saliva necessary to wash away bacteria that cause cavities and gum infections. It is imperative that seniors in your family get routine exams and cleanings to identify and treat problems before they become acute and before they lead to tooth loss or serious infections.

To find an affordable dental plan that can help protect the oral health of your entire family, call Best Dental Direct at (817) 779-7000 or visit us online at www. bestdentaldirect. com.


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