1. Don’t have dental insurance
2. The economy
3. Insurance will not pay for the service
4. Hate dentists
5. Kids in school
6. Single parent
7. Don’t want to hear the bad news
8. Every time I go, something is wrong
People in their 30s, 40s and even 50s still have fillings that Mom and Dad paid for. Once Mom and Dad quit paying the bills, the teeth have been on their own. These large, metal fillings can act like a wedge and crack and split the teeth as seen in the pictures above.
One or both of these teeth are going to be lost. Once there is decay, a cycle of dental repair and re-repair begins and continues for the life of the tooth.
Would you go to the dentist if you knew it might save you a fortune in the future? Of course, only you can answer that.
Mac Lee is a dentist in practice in Edna. He is the co-founder of Dentists Who Care, a national movement to educate the public on modern dentistry. If you have dental questions you can call him at 361-782-7191or visit him at drmaclee.com.
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