Due to the poor economy and lack of dental benefits many people put off dental care even if their tooth is causing dental pain. Dental abscess and infections left untreated can put your life at risk. Dental infections can be treacherous. Infection have eaten through the skin in people’s necks, choked off airways, migrated to the heart, burrowed into brains and, yes, even killed people.
There are times when you may not even know you have dental infections as they may not cause dental pain right and can show few symptoms. Also gum disease may also add to the risk for heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia and premature birth. However things do not have to get to this point. With good oral health habits of brushing and flossing your teeth and seeing a dentist regularly you can nip most dental problems at the start before it has the chance to escalate into a large dental issue.
There are many good low cost dental insurance plans that an individual or family can buy that offers preventive dental care for free. Combined that with good oral health care habits from home you will be able to keep your dental care cost low in this down economy and protect yourself against life risking dental issues.