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Preventive dental care is a proactive approach to maintaining good oral health and can be a cost-effective strategy in the long run. By investing in regular check-ups, cleanings, and practicing good oral hygiene, individuals can significantly reduce their overall treatment costs associated with dental issues. Here is how preventive dental care can lead to cost savings and better oral health.

Early Detection of Problems

Regular dental check-ups can identify oral health issues at their earliest stages. This includes detecting cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer before they progress to more severe and expensive conditions. Early intervention often means less invasive and less costly treatment.

Prevention of Tooth Decay

Good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing, reduce the risk of tooth decay. When individuals maintain their teeth properly, they are less likely to need fillings, crowns, or root canals, all of which can be expensive procedures.

Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and even more complex dental issues. Preventive care, such as daily oral hygiene, regular cleanings and proper gum maintenance, can help prevent the need for costly treatments like gum surgery or dental implants.

Education and Guidance

At Radiant Smiles, Dr. Chandna and her team provide education on oral health and hygiene during regular check-ups. They can offer advice on diet, proper brushing and flossing techniques, and habits to avoid, helping patients maintain their oral health at home.

Fewer Emergency Visits

Neglecting oral health can lead to painful dental emergencies, such as abscesses or severe toothaches. Emergency dental visits are often more costly and can be avoided with routine preventive care.

Cost-Effective Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are cost-effective and can help remove plaque and tartar buildup, reducing the risk of gum disease and cavities. A cleaning is a relatively minor expense compared to the costs associated with treating advanced dental problems, and most dental plans cover cleanings 100%.

Preserving Natural Teeth

With good preventive and conservative care, individuals can often keep their natural teeth for a lifetime. Replacing teeth with dental implants or dentures can be a significant expense, and preventive care can help avoid the need for such treatments.

Maintaining Overall Health

Oral health is closely linked to overall health. Untreated oral issues can contribute to systemic health problems, leading to more extensive medical treatments and expenses. Preventive dental care helps maintain not only oral health but also contributes to better overall well-being.

Preservation of Time

Preventive care often takes less time than treatment for advanced dental problems. By attending regular check-ups and cleanings, individuals can avoid the hours spent in the dental chair for extensive procedures.

Investing in preventive dental care is not only beneficial for maintaining oral health but also for reducing long-term treatment costs. Many dental insurance plans cover preventive care, such as regular check-ups and cleanings, at little or no cost to the patient. Taking advantage of these benefits can lead to significant savings. By taking a proactive approach to your oral health, you can enjoy a beautiful smile and keep more money in your pocket in the long run. Contact our team at Radiant Smiles today to schedule your next preventive cleaning or checkup. Call our Arlington, VA, dental center to make your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Radiant Smiles

3801 N Fairfax Dr Suite 25
Arlington, VA 22203

Phone: (703) 528-0444
FAX: (703) 516-0262

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Dr. Surbhi is an excellent dentist. She took the time to explain every procedure she was doing. She is very professional and has a calm personality. This office is absolutely wonderful! She is the best dentist I have ever had. The assistant and front desk are considerate, Friendly and great professionals. Thank you Dr Surbhi for excellent treatment. Wish you all the best.
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Dr. Surbhi Chandna

Dr. Surbhi Chandna is a general and cosmetic dentist. She started her career in Dentistry in 2005 and has since gained experience working in India and United States. She is a graduate of prestigious University of Pittsburgh- School of Dentistry. She has years of experience working in Richmond, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She has taken hundreds of CE courses to stay updated with the latest dental technology.

She truly enjoys the art of dentistry, because she can use her skillset to improve the smile, oral health, and confidence of her patients. Refer to our gallery for some of the cases that she has done.

Featured in Arlington Magazine’s July/August ’23 Dentist profile

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3801 N Fairfax Dr Suite 25
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