Shepperton dentists encourage patients not to skip appointments because of lost jobs

Times of financial hardship can be incredibly frightening, especially when the evil spectre of job losses rears its ugly head. Whether you are one of the unlucky ones or even if you’re just one of the people dreading the phone ringing with the bad news, cutting back on spending becomes an immediate priority. Any unnecessary spending has to go, there is no place for luxuries. For some however, dental check-ups are included in the list of non-essential items that can be sacrificed. While this might save money in the short term, in the long run this could be a very dangerous and costly strategy.

Dental check-ups are crucial in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. One missed check up could mean that it is a year or more between visits to the dentist, which is plenty of time for the onset of tooth decay. This could cause problems such as cavities which may require fillings, root canals or even crowns which are all costly and possibly painful dental procedures.

This is especially true for children. Although shelling out for several children to visit the dentist, children’s teeth change very quickly and missed appointments could result in having to shell out for several sets of fillings, which will be far more costly.

It may seem that a dental check-up is a non-essential expenditure, especially for those who are unemployed or struggling during these times of hardship, but a small investment in your teeth now could end up saving thousands in the future. Look after your teeth now and they could last a lifetime, neglect them and you could pay the price. Dentists in Shepperton are available for appointments to help prevent costly and painful tooth decay.