The negative impacts of poor dental health go well beyond just having bad teeth—they also affect your health, your savings and emotional well-being!
Proper and consistent oral hygiene and preventive care will go a long way in curtailing many costly conditions. Cigna Health calculates that adults who practice good preventive oral health care can save 31% in dental costs over 5 years. Likewise, adults who don’t receive preventive care can expect a 43% increase to their annual dental costs over the same period of time.
Additionally, there are some side-effects that aren’t as clear and concise as a dental bill, yet they are very real, and can impact your health and cripple your self-esteem!
Poor oral health has long-term effects that are associated with serious illnesses like cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, pneumonia, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and birth complications.
The Long-Term Effects of Poor Oral Health Go Beyond the Physical!
According to the ADA report, Oral Health and Well-Being, 38% of people feel life in general is less satisfying due to the poor condition of their oral health and teeth.The same report finds that 1 in 5 adults experience anxiety and 23 percent feel embarrassment due to the condition of their teeth and oral health.
Another 1 in 4 Adults Avoid Smiling Altogether!
And, 22% of young adults avoid social activities due to the appearance of their teeth!
Brushing and flossing twice a day and getting regular dental exams and professional cleanings helps you avoid oral problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Now you know, it also makes good financial and emotional sense.
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