We practice complete health dentistry, which means we treat patients with an understanding of how oral health affects the rest of the body. One of the best ways to protect your oral health (and wallet) is to see us at least every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination.
Continue reading to learn how preventive dentistry (like teeth cleanings) can help you save money in the long run. Our teeth cleaning dentists in Grand Rapids, Michigan want to help you maintain excellent oral health and overall health. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Saving Money With Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry can help you avoid:
- Gum disease
- Enamel loss
- Tooth loss
- Other oral health issues
Explore Monthly Payment Plans through CareCredit®️
We understand that you’re on a budget, which is why we offer flexible payment options through CareCredit. Our monthly payment plans with CareCredit give you access to affordable dental care. We believe that your health comes first, which is why we don’t want you to avoid scheduling an appointment out of fear of how you’re going to pay. CareCredit can help give you peace of mind during your next dental cleaning.
Schedule a Teeth Cleaning With Us Every 6 Months
In general, our Grand Rapids dentists recommend you see us every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination. That way, we’re able to remove plaque and tartar before it affects your oral health. Untreated tartar buildup is one of the main causes of cavities and gum disease. Since only a dental professional is able to remove tartar, you’ll need to schedule a teeth cleaning with our office at least every 6 months.
If you have dental insurance, your routine teeth cleaning and oral examination are typically covered when spaced 6 months apart. Otherwise, be sure to check out our monthly payment plans through CareCredit.
Catch Oral Health Problems As Soon As Possible
The key is to visit one of our dentists on a regular basis, which helps us catch problems early on, such as tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, or even oral cancer. Dealing with these problems early will not only save your oral health, but help you save money in the long run. The earlier your problem is diagnosed, the easier it’ll be to treat.
Waiting too long to see a dentist can limit your treatment options, making it difficult for us to save your smile. While we offer tooth extraction as a last resort, we do everything in our power to protect your smile. It is always our goal to catch issues early so you can enjoy good oral health. However, our dentists can’t do this if they only see you for emergencies.
Prevent Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
Did you know that 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have periodontal disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Don’t be one of them. One of the best ways to prevent periodontal disease is to schedule your dental cleaning twice a year.
While early gum disease (gingivitis) can be reversed with good oral hygiene and teeth cleanings, the same can’t be said once it progresses into periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can’t be cured and can cause receding gums and tooth loss if our dentists aren’t able to intervene in time.
Dr. Nick Ritzema DDS and Dr. Alexandra Maring DDS want to help you maintain a healthy smile. We offer teeth cleanings, oral examinations, and other preventive dentistry to our patients. To request an appointment with one of our teeth cleaning dentists in Grand Rapids, MI, call Complete Health Dentistry at (616) 458-7267.