February 1, 2021
With every new year comes a time to consider new year resolutions, including goals centered around oral and overall health. When you want to have a brilliant smile throughout the year free of cavities and gum disease, a dental checkup can make all the difference! If you have dental insurance benefits to utilize, it becomes even more important to get scheduled, but not only for insurance reasons. In this post, a dentist breaks down the most notable benefits you can expect when you schedule early in the year.
Maximize Benefits, Meet Your Deductible
If you make use of dental benefits, it’s important to keep in mind that they will reset at the beginning of the year in most cases. This means that benefits you didn’t have access to before are now available and ready to use. Dental checkups remain one of the best preventive dental treatments you can do for your oral health as well as your overall health, so it’s better to get them taken care of while you still have access.
In addition, getting a checkup now ensures you can meet your deductible sooner. Your deductible refers to a specific amount of money that needs to be spent on dental care before insurance coverage kicks in. Since most dental plans come with a relatively low deductible, dental checkups offer a great option to start receiving coverage early in the year.
Catch Dental Problems Sooner, Not Later
Many dental problems have a tendency to remain hidden until they become quite serious. For example, gum disease doesn’t often trigger gum pain or sensitivity until it’s already started causing major damage. The same goes for cavities, which can develop even when no symptoms are present. This is where dental checkups play a major role in your long-term oral health.
The sooner you’re able to catch problems in the earliest stages, the lower your dental care costs will be. This is because you’ll be far less likely to need to pay for restorative or emergency dental care caused by underlying problems like decay and infection.
Lock In a Day That Works for You
In the beginning of the year, most people are not thinking about when they are going to schedule their routine dental checkup. This gives you a fantastic opportunity to lock in a day and time that best meets your busy schedule. If you have a family, you already know how difficult setting up an appointment can be for your individual loved ones.
Scheduling a dental checkup can offer you an opportunity to protect your smile in the long-term, save on oral healthcare costs, and make your life more convenient. Feel free to get in touch with a dentist today and let them know you’re ready to make your oral health a priority in the new year!
About the Author
Dr. Terri Alani has decades of experience in the dental field, not just in transforming smiles through modern cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures, but helping her patients can have confidence in their oral health. Open Monday through Friday and every other Saturday, she’s sure to have an available timeslot that fits into your schedule. To set up an appointment, you can contact her through her website.
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