The economic downturn in the last couple of years has hit many Americans hard. Unemployment and job losses have impacted millions. However, there is a way to prevent dental problems and recession-proof your mouth, which is a gateway to your body and other health issues.
It is as simple as brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing twice, daily. Taking proper care of your teeth and gums can save you and your family thousands of dollars, for the rest of your life – and prevent you from contracting other illnesses.
Dental and gum disease is linked to oral decay, cavities, abscesses, infections, heart disease, plaque build-up in your arteries, diabetes and many other bacterial-related issues. Safeguard your teeth and gums, and your pocketbook or wallet by following a few simple rules that will help you save money in the long-run.
Here is a list of recommendations for 2011:
• Eat healthier foods, like raw fruits and vegetables
• Kick the habit and quit smoking or using tobacco products, by doing this you protect gum tissues, avoid oral cancer and dental discoloration
• Drink more water and stay hydrated
• Lower alcohol intake, which leads to dry-mouth and cavities around the gum-line
• Brush and floss twice a day
• Avoid high-fructose corn syrup and sweetened, carbonated beverages
Follow these simple steps and save. In addition, many people who have dental insurance do not use it, so their insurance premiums are just being flushed down the toilet, year-after year.
American Dental Plan is a low-cost, effective benefit plan and dental network that works in your favor and is there when you need it most. An ADP membership can save you 40% on almost all of your dental services including: cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns and dentures, and orthodontics, no exclusions! There are no waiting periods or pre-existing exclusions, and you receive one exam each membership year, and 4 x-rays at no charge!
In economic downtimes, it makes sense and cents to put your money where your mouth is and follow a few steps to ensure you save your smile and spend less on coverage and dental visits.