The (Hidden) Cost of Doing Nothing
Although it is easy to do nothing, it can cost you a lot more than money in the long run.
As teeth decay, patients find that in the long run treatment can become more expensive. This is due to resulting infections and diseases, for example, gingivitis. However, the infections and diseases are not all linked to your mouth either. These risks can affect other parts of your body too. In fact, poor oral care can possibly lead to other problems such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Dementia or Alzheimer's
- Respiratory infections
- Diabetic complications
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For every missing tooth, you will lose 10% of your remaining ability to chew food. Additionally neglect can lead to tooth misalignment which can complicate the cleaning process and lead to further problems. People have also reported non-medical effects difficulties from having missing teeth, such as problems with:
- Confidence and self-esteem issues.
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