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This article brought to you courtesy of Dr. Alan Neal of Dental Care of Canby, Canby Herald Family Dentistry Insider Expert.

Dr. Alan Neal, DMD< FAGD

Some folks are out of sequence with their regular dental checkups. If you are skipping those checkups because of time or money you should think about the following.

A cleaning costs less than a filling. Regular cleanings prevent tartar from eroding teeth or creating a hole in them, a cavity. Cavities rarely give a warning sign as they form, only resulting in a small ache once the tooth is already decayed. 

Tartar buildup can also cause an infection where the gum is connected to the tooth, making the gum pull away from the tooth. This is gingivitis and regular exams will catch it before it becomes serious.

Your dentist will check for oral cancer during your exam. In its early stages oral cancer is easily

treatable, but undetected it can become life threatening.

It is better to catch these early during a regular exam that is often paid for by insurance, because dental treatment has the highest out-of-pocket expenses of all medical treatment. That means they you pay more before your insurance covers treatment. Not only will these things be more expensive to treat in the later stages but far more uncomfortable.

Dr. Neal wants you to know that "Dental treatment: never gets expensive, never gets more predictable, always gets more involved the longer you wait." Don't put off your regular checkups, you may pay far more later in money and discomfort. Call Dental Care of Canby today to schedule your regular exam.

Dental Care of Canby

333 NW 3rd Avenue

Canby, OR 97013

503-226-2705

www.DentalCareofCanby.com

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