Many people are very busy at the beginning of the year. Between keeping up with New Year’s resolutions and planning out the rest of 2021, it’s likely that your calendar is filling up quickly. However, as you plan for the upcoming year, don’t forget to make time for your smile! Visiting your dentist twice a year can go a tremendously long way in helping you save time, money, and hassle on your oral health. Here are three very important reasons why you should start the new year off with a dental checkup.
Spot & Stop Problems Early
Most oral health conditions like cavities and gum disease start off small and unnoticeable, but can quickly transform into severe problems that cause permanent damage. Thankfully, the earlier these issues are detected, the easier and less expensive they are to treat. Getting a routine dental checkup every six months is the best way to protect your smile from damage and decay, so there’s no better time to start visiting your dentist regularly!
Keep Your Smile Happy & Healthy
Are you wondering if you can skip your dental checkups and cleanings because your teeth look and feel fine? Make sure they stay that way by visiting your dentist! After all, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” when it comes to oral health. Getting personalized preventive care and a professional teeth cleaning every six months is essential for keeping your teeth strong, your gums healthy, and stopping oral health issues from developing before they have a chance to cause damage.
Maximize Your Dental Benefits
If you have dental insurance, your deductible was probably reset at the beginning of the year when you enrolled in or renewed your plan. This means that you have to meet that amount before your dental insurance will begin to cover the cost of your treatments. Scheduling a visit with your dentist early in the year will help you meet your deductible sooner, so you can have the peace-of-mind knowing that any unexpected dental issues later in the year will be covered. What’s more, most dental insurance plans cover the cost of two dental checkups and cleanings a year at 90-100%, so it’s well-worth it to take advantage of your dental benefits!
It’s time for a new year and a new you. Make 2021 the year that you take charge of your oral health and schedule your dental checkup early!
About the Author
Dr. Matthew Nawrocki is dedicated to helping the smiles of Orange Park and the surrounding communities achieve optimal oral health and maintain it for life. With state-of-the-art technology and an array of patient amenities, he goes above and beyond to make every visit pleasant, relaxing, and maybe even fun! Thanks to his years of experience in general dentistry and specialized training as a prosthodontist, he can help you overcome practically any oral health issues standing between you and your ideal smile. Whether you need a simple cleaning or something more complex like tooth replacement, you can learn more by contacting him via his website or at (904) 272-1588.