During the economic downturn just a few years back, many people were out of jobs and unemployment was at a record high. That means we had a lot of uninsured folks out there with the same health and dental needs that they always had. The only difference was that many were neglecting to go to the doctor and dentist during this period of time. I can completely understand that many people couldn’t afford to pay their mortgages let alone the full breadth of a medical or dental bill without any help from insurance. Fast forward several years later, an extremely low unemployment rate, and favorable economic times ahead, and we are seeing the same trends from the down turn. People simply are avoiding doctors and dentists and the perceived costs that come along with them. Let me take a moment to remind you of the true cost of avoiding these necessities rather than focusing on the cost of making them.
Your dental needs and concerns can build up greatly if you miss too many of those 6 month appointments. Tartar build up can quickly lead to periodontal disease which can lead to dentures and an unpleasant life. Not to mention the extreme cost of these dental procedures even if you are insured. These days you can find discounts, and even rewards, when you shop for a local dentist. Even dental wholesalers have rewards programs with Apple products. It’s a different time and rewards are the best ways to acquire new customers.
Avoiding a visit to the doctor is just as bad, if not worse, then avoiding the dentist. Both are equally important to keep up with, but things can go south much quicker when it comes to unforeseen issues with your entire body. In this day and age we have so many preventative and early stage treatments and cures that a matter of months can mean the difference between life and death. A routine visit to the doctor can catch the early onset of deadly diseases, and at the very least, they can provide security and peace of mind when you get a clean bill of health.