Healthy Smiles: Preventive care can save your money and your health

PREVENTIVE CARE care can save you thousands! It sounds incredible, but it’s true! Brushing your teeth for two full minutes and taking another minute flossing, twice a day, can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Anything you do to protect your teeth and gums is time well spent. You can stop minor problems from turning into serious and costly ones. Prevention repays you! Visiting your hygienist twice a year for a deep cleaning can treat gum disease in its early stages, saving you the time and money of long-term complications.

According to studies, every dollar spent on preventive dental care could save you from $8 to $50 in restorative and emergency treatments … and potentially more in additional types of medical treatment. Not to mention the time spent during multiple visits to the doctor.

Another study showed that periodontal care lowered the cost of medical care for patients who had diabetes, coronary artery disease, and stroke.

Call for an appointment today! We are here to map out a dental treatment plan that enhances your oral health, your overall well-being and your home economics. We offer a variety of payment options, including a dental savings plan for patients who don’t have health insurance. Don’t delay! Call (863) 216-5702. We look forward to serving you.

This column is sponsored by Professional Smiles.


column by DR. JOSE F. LOPEZ

BIO: After following a lifelong dream of dentistry, Dr. Jose F. Lopez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Dental School in 2001. He established his Davenport, Florida, practice in 2008. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Lopez is very dedicated to his profession, and his number one priority is providing the highest level of patient care and dentistry in a relaxing and comfortable environment, while maintaining exceptional quality service. For more information or to make an appointment, call (863) 216- 5702 or visit

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