What’s the cost of avoiding the dentist?

Does the cost of your semi-annual cleanings keep you from going to the dentist twice a year? The real cost of skipping the dentist may be more than you think.

If you’re steering clear of visiting the dentist, you may be impacting more than your mouth. 

Dental cleanings have direct ties to your overall health. Skipping them could affect everything from your head to your heart. That means it’s doubly important to brush and floss regularly and keep up with dentist appointments! It may cost more to avoid the dentist than it does to visit for regular cleanings because of the impact poor oral health has on overall health.

If it’s fear of pain or embarrassment about the condition of your mouth after skipping the dentist for so long, read up on our tips for easing anxiety so you can get back into the chair for better oral health.

Check out the graphic below to see how avoiding the dentist can have a negative impact on your health and your wallet. It’s cheaper to keep your smile healthy than it is to deal with more costly and even more painful treatments for bigger problems!

Avoiding the dentist impacts more than just your teeth


*Updated November 2022