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Most of the patients who have needed expensive and extensive restorative dental procedures have had one thing in common, they did not have regular checkups every 6 months. The amount of money that can be saved by having regular checkups is difficult to add up. Compare a filling to a root canal. When the problem is caught early it is a much smaller problem.

Good hygiene is of course always important. The plaque that builds up leads to gum disease, which is a common cause for tooth loss.

The value of good teeth is incalculable. Some wonderful person may be in your life because your smile caught their attention. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to heart problems so avoiding that is certainly a high value pay off.

Adults with gingivitis (swollen, bleeding gums) performed worse on tests of memory and other cognitive skills than did those with healthier gums and mouths, according to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Keeping an attitude of forward thinking and making sure you get regular checkups will save you more than just money.