Unnecessary teeth treatments are happening all over the world, and can actually be considered scams.
If you figure out what treatments are actually necessary, and which ones you can avoid, you might be able to save over half of your medical expenses that are related to your teeth.
Teeth are stronger when they “stand on their own feet”
Staying away from treating your teeth “too well” won’t just help you save lots of cash, but it’s actually a better way to care for your teeth, as no tools or gadgets can stay strong for as long as the natural structure of your teeth. In other words, the more treatments you get, the more treatments you will NEED going forward.
Apart from brushing your teeth regularly and in the right way, detecting and avoiding unnecessary treatments is one of the best ways of maintaining your teeth health.
It is a common consensus that clinics everywhere are agreeing with, and especially in Scandinavia. Greverud tannlegesenter, the local Tannlege Kolbotn in Norway, agrees that it is always better (both for your teeth and your wallet), to take care of your teeth properly and do proactive work (ie. regular checkups), rather than wait until something bad happens and a bigger procedure needs to happen.
Here are two of the most common dental procedures that might be unnecessary:
Crowns may not be a good idea
Many professionals will often resort to placing a crown on a patient’s teeth if they think they might fracture. Dental fillings have become so effective and strong these days, however, so crowns may actually not be a good idea, as the fillings would make it less likely that the tooth would fracture – and in the case that it does, one can simply place a new filling. In addition to being more expensive, crowns may actually harm and wear down the teeth because of the friction they cause.
Cavities might go away on their own
Most dentists learn that cavities that occur in the tooth enamel might go away on their own if the patient takes better care of their teeth and uses the right toothpaste. Despite this fact, many dentists throw away the knowledge they have gained, and instead choose to drill and fill these cavities. As mentioned above, going ahead with this treatment will make it inevitable that the tooth will have to go through another similar treatment, ten to fifteen years down the road, as unnatural treatment is not as strong as the natural structure of our teeth.