If you are one of the 40% of Americans who don’t have dental insurance, a visit to the dentist can be daunting. And getting in touch with an affordable dentist can be tricky. But don’t sweat it, Minneapolis Dental at Ste 1475, Minneapolis, MN now brings them to a clinic near you!
BUT WHY ARE VISITS TO YOUR DENTIST SO IMPORTANT?
Daily care of your teeth, which involves regular brushing and flossing can go a long way towards helping you maintain good oral hygiene. But routine professional checkups are equally necessary. We understand that a lot of people defer visiting their dentist because of cost issues. However, ensuring the health of your teeth and oral cavity is as essential as taking care of the rest of your body.
According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), anyone over the age of 65 with poor oral health increases their risk of –
- Heart disease by 180%
- Respiratory Infection by 500%
- Stroke by 300%
Moreover, delayed visits can only cause further aggravation and inevitably, more cost. So irrespective of whatever age gap you fall under, having access to an affordable dentist is indispensable.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT I NEED TO VISIT THE DENTIST?
A report by the CDC once stated that 47.2% of adults 30 years and older have some form of gum disease. This count only gets worse as people get older (70.1% of adults over the age of 65)
If you or someone you know thinks they suffer from periodontal disease, here are some warning signs to look out for –
- Bad breath
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Pain on chewing
- Loose teeth
- Gums pulled away from teeth
- Any change you notice in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Any change in the fit of your partial dentures
Furthermore, if you have any of the following, you are at an increased risk for gum disease –
- Smoking habit
- Poor Oral Hygiene
- Defective fillings
- Crooked teeth
- Ill-fitting prosthetics
- Hormonal changes
These are only some of the many issues that warrant a visit to the dentist, especially if you don’t go regularly. And as mentioned previously, delaying visits only worsen the prognosis. Additionally, they might lead to more expensive treatment options.
Other than gum disease, other issues such as changing texture in the oral cavity, an ulcer that won’t go away, or a wound that won’t heal are more serious issues that require immediate attention.
DO KIDS NEED DENTAL ASSISTANCE TOO?
Children, like any other adult, also demand regular dental care. The CDC states that 1 in 5 children (ages 5-11) have at least one untreated decayed tooth. These can cause pain and infection which leads to problems with regular activities. Children with poor oral health miss more school and fare worse in tests than their counterparts.
Other than cavities and gum disease, the other area where kids require the help of a dentist is with braces. Orthodontic treatment is usually preferred during the growing years – as it aids in faster movement of teeth. Almost 90% of teenage children have some form of malocclusion and may require braces at some point in their lives.
There are various types of orthodontic treatment. And your dentist can best advise you on what suits your child’s needs.
WHAT TREATMENTS CAN MY DENTIST PROVIDE?
Although good dental care starts at home, a little professional help never hurt anybody. At Minneapolis Dental, we offer some of the most basic affordable treatments without compromising on quality.
These include but are not limited to –
- Dental X-rays
- Regular check-ups
- Routine professional cleaning
- Basic care such as simple extractions, restorations/fillings
For more information on the costs of major services such as root canal treatments, crowns, bridges, and orthodontic work, please get in touch with the number provided below.
Additional benefit – Aside from state-of-the-art services, have you seen the skyline view at our downtown office?
DOES AN AFFORDABLE DENTIST NEAR ME EXIST?
Depending on your dental needs, and/or insurance coverages, you can easily find dentists that won’t break your bank. Here is where the team at Minneapolis Dental comes in.
Your oral well being is important. What’s even more important is getting in touch with a dentist who offers quality care. Because if you go around looking for a “cheap dentist”, chances are you’ll be putting that gorgeous smile of yours at risk.
In addition to top-notch care, Minneapolis Dental prides itself on keeping healthy teeth healthy, the patient comfortable, and gentle handling. Because we strongly feel that these are the characteristics of good dental care professionals.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT MINNEAPOLIS DENTAL IS LEGIT?
See what our satisfied patients are saying in their testimonials. There is information on not only procedures done, but also rave reviews about our in house dentists.
Drawing from decades of professional experience, we ensure that you know exactly what the treatments and procedures will consist of. Moreover, your satisfaction and the answers to all your questions before starting any treatment is paramount.
Dental exams are super important in preserving your teeth. By examining your teeth professionally, we can help ensure and avoid any signs of impending trouble. Oral diseases can nearly always be handled with preventive care if the symptoms are caught and acted upon early. This is the best way to avoid expensive and extensive dental treatments. Which is why we stress on coming in for checkups routinely.
WHAT DOES MINNEAPOLIS DENTAL OFFER?
Great question! The team at Ste 1475 are exceptionally trained individuals offering a wide variety of treatments. And if an affordable dentist is something on your roster, get in touch with us.
Call 612-332-1255 for further details on procedure options and pricing. Alternatively, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office is located within walking distance of the Downtown Minneapolis skyway. We also offer complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi!