All forms of dental disease can cause an awful lot of pain and be very expensive to treat without dental insurance coverage.
The fact is though, these diseases are just about 100% preventable with the correct dental care.
Dentists can detect cavities before they fully develop and cause unnecessary pain, so it’s vital to schedule regular checkups with your dentist, at least yearly, but preferably every 6 months. This can also help to prevent other major health health issues in the future.
- Up to 90% of children have cavities (almost 100% adults)
- Severe periodontal disease is found in 20% of adults aged 35-44
- 30% aged 65–74 have full dentures
- Oral disease is higher among poorer people
It’s imperitive to commence good oral hygiene for kids from a very early age.