Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions? This time of year, you may find yourself making positive health related goals to better yourself. Whether it’s exercising more or eating better, these health goals can have a real impact on your overall wellbeing. However, one part of your health is often forgotten during this time of resolutions: your oral health. Keep reading to see why you should make routine visits with your dentist one of your resolutions for 2019.
Why Are Routine Checkups Important?
Seeing your dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups will not only save your health, but it can save you time and money in the future as well. These appointments are the best way to prevent and detect early signs of dental issues like gum disease, decay, cavities, and more. If you prolong seeing your dentist, you’re just putting yourself at risk for more extensive and expensive procedures down the road.
It’s always better to be proactive than reactive, which is another reason why dental visits are important. Your dentist can take X-Rays to get an inside look at your smile, which gives them a better idea of the condition your tooth structure is in. They will also perform a quick oral cancer screening. Oral cancer and other issues are often invisible to the naked eye, which makes seeing a professional important. If oral cancer is caught in its early stages, the treatment process is much easier.
Why Should I Book My Appointments Now?
Besides making sure that you follow through on your New Year’s resolution, there are a few benefits of booking your dentist’s appointments now.
If you have insurance, you can make sure you’re utilizing all of your benefits by booking your appointments before the end of the year. Most insurance plans have an annual deadline, so any hard-earned dental dollars you haven’t used goes to waste after December 31st.
Booking at least one of your appointments early in the year will give you a better idea of the dental treatment you may need before 2020. That way, you can be sure to maximize all of your dental insurance benefits.
If you make both of your dental visits now, you’ll have a better choice of appointment times. Just like you, dentists’ calendars fill up fast, which is why it’s advantageous to book your appointments sooner rather than later.
Now that you know the importance of dental checkups and some of the benefits they bring, are you ready to make your New Year’s resolution a reality? Contact your dentist to get started on a beautiful and healthy smile for 2019.
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Raj Vekariya has a passion for providing personalized care for his patients in Canonsburg. He looks forward to helping patients achieve their smile goals for the new year. He currently practices at Center One Dental, and he can be contacted through his website or by phone at (724) 300-3700 for any questions.