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4 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Appointment Early

The hecticness of the holidays is almost behind you, which means it’s the perfect time to schedule your dental checkup. Your insurance benefits are about to be reinstated. Although you have the entire year ahead of you, only 3% of Americans meet their annual limits. Don’t throw your investment down the drain. Here are 4 reasons to schedule your next dental appointment early in the year.

1. Reduce Your Long-term Dental Expenses

Dental care focuses on prevention because routine services are proven to reduce your overall oral health expenses. Every $1 spent on prevention can save you as much as $50 on restorative or emergency costs. You’ll save money down the road by preventing the need for an expensive treatment.

Your dental insurance makes it easy to see your dentist at least twice a year. By paying your monthly premiums, you’re investing in a comprehensive policy that allows you to get the cleanings and checkups you need for only a small co-payment.

2. Spend Less Time in the Dental Chair

After the holidays, your life will be busier, which means you may not have the time to see your dentist. While you wait until you have more flexibility in your schedule, untreated dental problems might brew in your mouth, turning into a time-consuming headache in a few months. Your semi-annual appointments allow your dentist to monitor your oral health to detect concerning issues while they are still small. As a result, they can be resolved quickly using a minor procedure to prevent needing a lengthy treatment later.

You can use your dental insurance to offset the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. While every plan is unique, most policies cover 50% to 80% of the cost of common treatments to restore your oral health quickly, so you will spend less time at the dentist throughout the year.

3. Prevent Dental Emergencies

Your dentist will check your teeth and gums to ensure there aren’t any dental problems that can lead to an unexpected oral health issue. Although you probably never expect one to happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency each year. You can significantly lower your risk of one by seeing your dentist regularly. You’ll avoid missed days from work and unplanned oral health expenses, so you can focus on your goals in 2021.

4. Invest in a Healthy Smile

You can ensure you look and feel your best by scheduling a cleaning and checkup right after the holidays. Your dental hygienist will remove any unsightly and harmful accumulations while your dentist ensures your teeth are healthy and beautiful. You’ll invest in your smile to start 2021 with your best foot forward.

About Dr. Alan Arrington

Dr. Arrington earned his dental degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He has completed over 150 hours of continuing education in many specialties, like bone grafting and dental implant placement. If you’re ready to commit to your oral health, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a cleaning and checkup.