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Recently we’ve had a few posts about Gum Disease and how it so strongly relates to your overall health. Today we have a quick look at how it affects your wallet! Check it out below and, as always, you can contact us via call, text, or email with any questions.

Money

Need a non-health incentive for treating gum disease? How about saving thousands of dollars? The American Journal of Preventitive Medicine (a non-dental organization) researched insurance payment data from over 338,000 patients. The research looked at gum disease patients and patients with healthy gums, and compared their yearly medical payments and hospital visits. The results are almost unbelievable:

The American Journal of Preventitive Medicine’s data on how gum disease adds to healthcare costs

The picture is not misleading. The study showed annual savings for a pregnant patient who treats their gum disease is over $2,400, for almost 75% savings! And patients who suffered a stroke but treated their gum disease saved almost $6,000 per year! We’ve written about how gum disease relates to these medical conditions in previous posts.

The bottom line is that gum disease is no joke, and nothing to take lightly. At Teuscher Legacy Dental, we are focused on partnering with you to improve your overall health and well being. Hopefully this article is educational and can be used as a resource for your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. If you have any questions, please give us a call or text! If you learned something from the post that your loved ones can benefit from, please share it with them.