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How regular dentist visits can save you money | A Dental Infographic

FOR THHTH'S SAKE WHY REGULAR DENTAL CARE NOW CAN SAVE YOU BIG LATER Dental care can be overlooked by many, but it literally pays to take care of your teeth. With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive dental visits, you can save big on the costs of restorative procedures and decrease the likelihood of health problems in the future. We take a look below. WHAT'S IDEAL WHAT'S TYPICAL The American Dental Association recommends But not all of us follow our dentists' orders. regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. 86% 66% How Often You Should Brush Your Teeth: 2X A DAY of women brush twice daily or more. of men brush twice daily or more. How Often You Should Floss: of people floss daily. 1X A DAY 49% Women change toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months on average. Men change toothbrushes every 5 months on average. How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush: 3 TO 4X A YEAR How Often You Should See a Dentist: 2X A YEAR 17% 46% *More or less depending on the patient of those without dental insurance visit the dentist of those with dental insurance visit the dentist twice a year. twice a year. DENTAL CARE DISPARITIES Not enough Americans are receiving proper dental care, a problem that could hold serious implications. WITH DENTAL COVERAGE WITHOUT DENTAL COVERAGE "I never have preventive care." 32% 74% of Americans without dental coverage. of Americans with dental coverage. "I have visited the dentist once or less in the last 10 years." 7% 28% of Americans with of Americans without dental coverage. dental coverage. "I predict I won't go to the dentist in the next 5 years." 3% 21% of Americans with dental coverage. of Americans without dental coverage. *Showing percentage of each group that agrees with each statement. WHAT YOU CAN SAVE WITH REGULAR DENTAL VISITS With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive visits with a dentist, the average person can benefit from more cash and better overall health. Your Money The cost of restorative dental care once problems arise can far outweigh the cost of regular preventive care. Average Cost for Treatments of Various Dental Conditions $607 $608 NATIONAL AVERAGE COST FOR PREVENTIVE DENTAL VISIT: $260 $131 $78 FILLING CROWN ROOT CANAL TOOTH EXTRACTION (Resin-based composite, (Resin-based composite, indirect) (Endodontic therapy. anterior tooth, excluding final restoration) one surface) (Removal of impacted tooth, soft tissue) For extensive decay, a Once damage to a tooth becomes permanent, a filling replaces the decayed areas. Once decay reaches the inner tooth, tooth pulp is removed and replaced with a filling. crown is a custom If teeth are severely decayed, the affected tooth might need to be removed entirely. covering that replaces a tooth's natural crown. *All fees are average starting costs for a basic procedure on an adult patient conducted by a general dental practitioner, according to the American Dental Association Survey Center. Your Health There's a strong connection between oral health and your overall health. Proper dental health can affect or contribute to various ailments. ENDOCARDITIS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Gum disease can allow Research suggests heart disease may be linked to oral bacteria and chronic inflammation from bacteria to enter the bloodstream, causing infection in other parts of the body such as the inner lining of the heart. periodontitis. DIABETES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Researchers are finding that proper gum care may help people with diabetes control their blood sugar. Studies show that regular gum care may also help people with rheumatoid arthritis control their condition. SOURCES: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION | COLGATE | THE MAYO CLINIC | NATIONAL UNDERWRITER LIFE AND HEALTH | AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | BRIGHTER.COM Created By DentalCareAlliance.net 104 FOR THHTH'S SAKE WHY REGULAR DENTAL CARE NOW CAN SAVE YOU BIG LATER Dental care can be overlooked by many, but it literally pays to take care of your teeth. With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive dental visits, you can save big on the costs of restorative procedures and decrease the likelihood of health problems in the future. We take a look below. WHAT'S IDEAL WHAT'S TYPICAL The American Dental Association recommends But not all of us follow our dentists' orders. regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. 86% 66% How Often You Should Brush Your Teeth: 2X A DAY of women brush twice daily or more. of men brush twice daily or more. How Often You Should Floss: of people floss daily. 1X A DAY 49% Women change toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months on average. Men change toothbrushes every 5 months on average. How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush: 3 TO 4X A YEAR How Often You Should See a Dentist: 2X A YEAR 17% 46% *More or less depending on the patient of those without dental insurance visit the dentist of those with dental insurance visit the dentist twice a year. twice a year. DENTAL CARE DISPARITIES Not enough Americans are receiving proper dental care, a problem that could hold serious implications. WITH DENTAL COVERAGE WITHOUT DENTAL COVERAGE "I never have preventive care." 32% 74% of Americans without dental coverage. of Americans with dental coverage. "I have visited the dentist once or less in the last 10 years." 7% 28% of Americans with of Americans without dental coverage. dental coverage. "I predict I won't go to the dentist in the next 5 years." 3% 21% of Americans with dental coverage. of Americans without dental coverage. *Showing percentage of each group that agrees with each statement. WHAT YOU CAN SAVE WITH REGULAR DENTAL VISITS With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive visits with a dentist, the average person can benefit from more cash and better overall health. Your Money The cost of restorative dental care once problems arise can far outweigh the cost of regular preventive care. Average Cost for Treatments of Various Dental Conditions $607 $608 NATIONAL AVERAGE COST FOR PREVENTIVE DENTAL VISIT: $260 $131 $78 FILLING CROWN ROOT CANAL TOOTH EXTRACTION (Resin-based composite, (Resin-based composite, indirect) (Endodontic therapy. anterior tooth, excluding final restoration) one surface) (Removal of impacted tooth, soft tissue) For extensive decay, a Once damage to a tooth becomes permanent, a filling replaces the decayed areas. Once decay reaches the inner tooth, tooth pulp is removed and replaced with a filling. crown is a custom If teeth are severely decayed, the affected tooth might need to be removed entirely. covering that replaces a tooth's natural crown. *All fees are average starting costs for a basic procedure on an adult patient conducted by a general dental practitioner, according to the American Dental Association Survey Center. Your Health There's a strong connection between oral health and your overall health. Proper dental health can affect or contribute to various ailments. ENDOCARDITIS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Gum disease can allow Research suggests heart disease may be linked to oral bacteria and chronic inflammation from bacteria to enter the bloodstream, causing infection in other parts of the body such as the inner lining of the heart. periodontitis. DIABETES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Researchers are finding that proper gum care may help people with diabetes control their blood sugar. Studies show that regular gum care may also help people with rheumatoid arthritis control their condition. SOURCES: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION | COLGATE | THE MAYO CLINIC | NATIONAL UNDERWRITER LIFE AND HEALTH | AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | BRIGHTER.COM Created By DentalCareAlliance.net 104 FOR THHTH'S SAKE WHY REGULAR DENTAL CARE NOW CAN SAVE YOU BIG LATER Dental care can be overlooked by many, but it literally pays to take care of your teeth. With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive dental visits, you can save big on the costs of restorative procedures and decrease the likelihood of health problems in the future. We take a look below. WHAT'S IDEAL WHAT'S TYPICAL The American Dental Association recommends But not all of us follow our dentists' orders. regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. 86% 66% How Often You Should Brush Your Teeth: 2X A DAY of women brush twice daily or more. of men brush twice daily or more. How Often You Should Floss: of people floss daily. 1X A DAY 49% Women change toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months on average. Men change toothbrushes every 5 months on average. How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush: 3 TO 4X A YEAR How Often You Should See a Dentist: 2X A YEAR 17% 46% *More or less depending on the patient of those without dental insurance visit the dentist of those with dental insurance visit the dentist twice a year. twice a year. DENTAL CARE DISPARITIES Not enough Americans are receiving proper dental care, a problem that could hold serious implications. WITH DENTAL COVERAGE WITHOUT DENTAL COVERAGE "I never have preventive care." 32% 74% of Americans without dental coverage. of Americans with dental coverage. "I have visited the dentist once or less in the last 10 years." 7% 28% of Americans with of Americans without dental coverage. dental coverage. "I predict I won't go to the dentist in the next 5 years." 3% 21% of Americans with dental coverage. of Americans without dental coverage. *Showing percentage of each group that agrees with each statement. WHAT YOU CAN SAVE WITH REGULAR DENTAL VISITS With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive visits with a dentist, the average person can benefit from more cash and better overall health. Your Money The cost of restorative dental care once problems arise can far outweigh the cost of regular preventive care. Average Cost for Treatments of Various Dental Conditions $607 $608 NATIONAL AVERAGE COST FOR PREVENTIVE DENTAL VISIT: $260 $131 $78 FILLING CROWN ROOT CANAL TOOTH EXTRACTION (Resin-based composite, (Resin-based composite, indirect) (Endodontic therapy. anterior tooth, excluding final restoration) one surface) (Removal of impacted tooth, soft tissue) For extensive decay, a Once damage to a tooth becomes permanent, a filling replaces the decayed areas. Once decay reaches the inner tooth, tooth pulp is removed and replaced with a filling. crown is a custom If teeth are severely decayed, the affected tooth might need to be removed entirely. covering that replaces a tooth's natural crown. *All fees are average starting costs for a basic procedure on an adult patient conducted by a general dental practitioner, according to the American Dental Association Survey Center. Your Health There's a strong connection between oral health and your overall health. Proper dental health can affect or contribute to various ailments. ENDOCARDITIS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Gum disease can allow Research suggests heart disease may be linked to oral bacteria and chronic inflammation from bacteria to enter the bloodstream, causing infection in other parts of the body such as the inner lining of the heart. periodontitis. DIABETES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Researchers are finding that proper gum care may help people with diabetes control their blood sugar. Studies show that regular gum care may also help people with rheumatoid arthritis control their condition. SOURCES: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION | COLGATE | THE MAYO CLINIC | NATIONAL UNDERWRITER LIFE AND HEALTH | AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | BRIGHTER.COM Created By DentalCareAlliance.net 104 FOR THHTH'S SAKE WHY REGULAR DENTAL CARE NOW CAN SAVE YOU BIG LATER Dental care can be overlooked by many, but it literally pays to take care of your teeth. With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive dental visits, you can save big on the costs of restorative procedures and decrease the likelihood of health problems in the future. We take a look below. WHAT'S IDEAL WHAT'S TYPICAL The American Dental Association recommends But not all of us follow our dentists' orders. regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. 86% 66% How Often You Should Brush Your Teeth: 2X A DAY of women brush twice daily or more. of men brush twice daily or more. How Often You Should Floss: of people floss daily. 1X A DAY 49% Women change toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months on average. Men change toothbrushes every 5 months on average. How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush: 3 TO 4X A YEAR How Often You Should See a Dentist: 2X A YEAR 17% 46% *More or less depending on the patient of those without dental insurance visit the dentist of those with dental insurance visit the dentist twice a year. twice a year. DENTAL CARE DISPARITIES Not enough Americans are receiving proper dental care, a problem that could hold serious implications. WITH DENTAL COVERAGE WITHOUT DENTAL COVERAGE "I never have preventive care." 32% 74% of Americans without dental coverage. of Americans with dental coverage. "I have visited the dentist once or less in the last 10 years." 7% 28% of Americans with of Americans without dental coverage. dental coverage. "I predict I won't go to the dentist in the next 5 years." 3% 21% of Americans with dental coverage. of Americans without dental coverage. *Showing percentage of each group that agrees with each statement. WHAT YOU CAN SAVE WITH REGULAR DENTAL VISITS With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive visits with a dentist, the average person can benefit from more cash and better overall health. Your Money The cost of restorative dental care once problems arise can far outweigh the cost of regular preventive care. Average Cost for Treatments of Various Dental Conditions $607 $608 NATIONAL AVERAGE COST FOR PREVENTIVE DENTAL VISIT: $260 $131 $78 FILLING CROWN ROOT CANAL TOOTH EXTRACTION (Resin-based composite, (Resin-based composite, indirect) (Endodontic therapy. anterior tooth, excluding final restoration) one surface) (Removal of impacted tooth, soft tissue) For extensive decay, a Once damage to a tooth becomes permanent, a filling replaces the decayed areas. Once decay reaches the inner tooth, tooth pulp is removed and replaced with a filling. crown is a custom If teeth are severely decayed, the affected tooth might need to be removed entirely. covering that replaces a tooth's natural crown. *All fees are average starting costs for a basic procedure on an adult patient conducted by a general dental practitioner, according to the American Dental Association Survey Center. Your Health There's a strong connection between oral health and your overall health. Proper dental health can affect or contribute to various ailments. ENDOCARDITIS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Gum disease can allow Research suggests heart disease may be linked to oral bacteria and chronic inflammation from bacteria to enter the bloodstream, causing infection in other parts of the body such as the inner lining of the heart. periodontitis. DIABETES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Researchers are finding that proper gum care may help people with diabetes control their blood sugar. Studies show that regular gum care may also help people with rheumatoid arthritis control their condition. SOURCES: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION | COLGATE | THE MAYO CLINIC | NATIONAL UNDERWRITER LIFE AND HEALTH | AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | BRIGHTER.COM Created By DentalCareAlliance.net 104 FOR THHTH'S SAKE WHY REGULAR DENTAL CARE NOW CAN SAVE YOU BIG LATER Dental care can be overlooked by many, but it literally pays to take care of your teeth. With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive dental visits, you can save big on the costs of restorative procedures and decrease the likelihood of health problems in the future. We take a look below. WHAT'S IDEAL WHAT'S TYPICAL The American Dental Association recommends But not all of us follow our dentists' orders. regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. 86% 66% How Often You Should Brush Your Teeth: 2X A DAY of women brush twice daily or more. of men brush twice daily or more. How Often You Should Floss: of people floss daily. 1X A DAY 49% Women change toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months on average. Men change toothbrushes every 5 months on average. How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush: 3 TO 4X A YEAR How Often You Should See a Dentist: 2X A YEAR 17% 46% *More or less depending on the patient of those without dental insurance visit the dentist of those with dental insurance visit the dentist twice a year. twice a year. DENTAL CARE DISPARITIES Not enough Americans are receiving proper dental care, a problem that could hold serious implications. WITH DENTAL COVERAGE WITHOUT DENTAL COVERAGE "I never have preventive care." 32% 74% of Americans without dental coverage. of Americans with dental coverage. "I have visited the dentist once or less in the last 10 years." 7% 28% of Americans with of Americans without dental coverage. dental coverage. "I predict I won't go to the dentist in the next 5 years." 3% 21% of Americans with dental coverage. of Americans without dental coverage. *Showing percentage of each group that agrees with each statement. WHAT YOU CAN SAVE WITH REGULAR DENTAL VISITS With proper at-home dental care and regular preventive visits with a dentist, the average person can benefit from more cash and better overall health. Your Money The cost of restorative dental care once problems arise can far outweigh the cost of regular preventive care. Average Cost for Treatments of Various Dental Conditions $607 $608 NATIONAL AVERAGE COST FOR PREVENTIVE DENTAL VISIT: $260 $131 $78 FILLING CROWN ROOT CANAL TOOTH EXTRACTION (Resin-based composite, (Resin-based composite, indirect) (Endodontic therapy. anterior tooth, excluding final restoration) one surface) (Removal of impacted tooth, soft tissue) For extensive decay, a Once damage to a tooth becomes permanent, a filling replaces the decayed areas. Once decay reaches the inner tooth, tooth pulp is removed and replaced with a filling. crown is a custom If teeth are severely decayed, the affected tooth might need to be removed entirely. covering that replaces a tooth's natural crown. *All fees are average starting costs for a basic procedure on an adult patient conducted by a general dental practitioner, according to the American Dental Association Survey Center. Your Health There's a strong connection between oral health and your overall health. Proper dental health can affect or contribute to various ailments. ENDOCARDITIS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Gum disease can allow Research suggests heart disease may be linked to oral bacteria and chronic inflammation from bacteria to enter the bloodstream, causing infection in other parts of the body such as the inner lining of the heart. periodontitis. DIABETES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Researchers are finding that proper gum care may help people with diabetes control their blood sugar. Studies show that regular gum care may also help people with rheumatoid arthritis control their condition. SOURCES: AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION | COLGATE | THE MAYO CLINIC | NATIONAL UNDERWRITER LIFE AND HEALTH | AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | BRIGHTER.COM Created By DentalCareAlliance.net 104

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