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Using items instead of categories for bills

I manage a 100% service business (orthodontic office). Currently, I enter bills using categories but I've always been tempted to explore using the item details instead for certain vendors. My goal would be to monitor individual item costs over time so I can see if prices are going up and if I need to shop around it would be easier to comparison shop if I had the price data (gloves, masks, brackets, wires, etc.). I would never be interested in a COGS or anything like that. All of our individual account (i.e. patient) income is tracked in a different software program. From what I've read, this isn't the normal use of the item details feature so I'm just curious if what I'm thinking would work and/or if there's a better way to do what I'm trying to do? Thanks!