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Have you ever heard that you should visit your dentist once every six months? While these cleanings may not seem like the highest priority—especially if you have school, work, or family—they are actually extremely important. And would you be surprised to learn that visiting your dentist could actually be a way to save money?

Even if you think your teeth are healthy, you could actually need treatment. For instance, had you ever heard that many Americans actually have gum disease but don’t realize it? While having gum disease may not seem like a problem you’ll need to take care of immediately, untreated gum disease may actually cause a number of serious problems.  In fact, if you have untreated gum disease, you may have frequent bad breath, could lose teeth, and may even experience sensitive teeth. Our dentist will also remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which can help you avoid tooth decay.

By visiting our dentist, you could be benefiting your overall health. The health of your mouth is actually connected to your overall health. For example, did you know that you can estimate the amount of plaque in your arteries by the amount of plaque you have in your mouth? Our team can also help you diagnose oral cancer—which is far easier to treat if caught in its early stages.

Finally, if our team is able to prevent serious issues, you won’t need to pay as much for your treatments. You see, a cleaning is far less expensive than a treatment like root canal therapy. If you’re interested in learning more, or in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Mark Teigen, please don’t hesitate to contact Cascade Dental Care at 360-425-8140. We’re eager to hear from you.