Teeth cleanings and oil changes— those are two things you probably never thought you’d hear in the same sentence, but both bear several similarities. Let’s look at a couple of factors these totally different routines have in common.

You have to get your teeth cleaned and visit the dentist regularly.

oil change

If you tend to be forgetful, you may need to set a reminder for both oil changes and dental visits. It’s important to remember to do both of these routines on a regular basis so that problems can be addressed in a timely manner.

Without regular maintenance, your car and your teeth will deteriorate.

Cavities, tooth pain, and plaque build-up are all symptoms of infrequent dental visits. Just like your car needs oil in order to function the way it should, your teeth need regular maintenance as well. Oftentimes, the only way to repair a car that hasn’t had its oil changed is to replace the engine. Similarly, once your adult teeth are hopelessly destroyed. Sometimes, the only option is to have dentures.

Oil changes and teeth cleanings may not come at convenient times. But it’s important to do both in a timely manner to avoid costly damage later on!

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