The field of prevention in healthcare is rapidly growing, as people realize that preventing a disease or disorder in advance is much more preferable than treating it after it develops, especially with the present state of our healthcare system. Healthy dentistry is one weapon in the arsenal of prevention that may have a huge, positive effect, and more and more people are learning and understanding this.
The truth is that one's health is the most important possession that anyone has, and once it is gone it cannot be bought back.
It's a judgment call--if it will be good for you, if it can preserve and protect your health and prevent you from falling prey to our present, broken medical system, then it is worthwhile--even if it means putting off some extra luxuries for awhile to do it.
One more thing to consider is "bargain basement" dentistry. You have probably heard and seen ads by dental businesses promoting various dental procedures for very low prices. You must be aware of what they are really offering. They may not be using the latest biocompatible materials, or using immunity-preserving techniques.
You generally get what you pay for in dentistry, just as with any other business. While these cut-rate treatments may look and feel good in the beginning, they may not only fail miserably in the long run, but they may also compromise your immune system and your health. Plus, the cost of re-treatment that may be required after these "bargain" procedures fail, could cost you far more money than getting them done correctly in the first place. It's comparable to getting a cheap paint job for your car--it looks great at first, then the paint fades, peels off and your car starts to rust. Beware of "bargain basement" dentistry at all costs.
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Your health, and the way it is preserved and protected, is in your hands. There are things you can do to protect yourself, and being aware of Health and Dentistry is one of them.