A Sure Investment in an Unstable Economy

When you think about a wise investment, the dentist probably does not come to mind. However, investing in your smile can have a serious, lasting impact on future healthcare costs and future job compensation.

It makes sense that taking good care of your mouth today improves the potential to keep your natural teeth throughout life. With healthy teeth and gums, you could avoid the expense and hassle of extractions, bridgework, partials, dentures, or implants.

But proper oral healthcare, including daily brushing and flossing accompanied by six-month checkups and cleanings, will also reduce your potential for cavities, premature tooth wear, and serious decay or breakage that would necessitate a root canal. Regular preventive dentistry will also make you a less likely candidate for oral cancer — which claims about 8000 American lives each year — and gum disease — which has been linked to stroke, heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, osteoporosis, respiratory problems, diabetes complications, and low birth weight. Investing in checkups and cleanings today, just twice a year, could ultimately save you more than money. It could save your life!

But what was that about job compensation? A study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found, people with an attractive smile are seen as more intelligent, successful, and friendly. That alone doesn’t guarantee a great job and great pay. However, another study by Kelton Research found that after teeth whitening, job interviewees were more likely to be offered a job and a higher salary.

So in this unstable economy, when you have to decide which investments have the best results, don’t neglect dentistry as a serious consideration. Schedule a visit with one of the kind and qualified dentists at Pannu Dental Care today. With offices in Cupertino, San Jose, Fremont, and Dublin, CA, we’re convenient to these and surrounding communities.

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