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Why Should I Schedule My Dental Checkup Early in the Year

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — laplatadental @ 11:02 pm
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Many people begin the new year with resolutions to take better care of their health. While this often means working on eating healthier and kicking a few bad habits, it’s also a great idea to renew your focus on excellent dental health. Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy can have a massive and positive impact on your quality of life, and scheduling a dentist’s appointment is a great way to kick off the new year. Here are a few reasons why it’s an excellent idea to set up a visit to the dentist’s office in January or February.

Your Teeth Could Maybe Use a Little Help After the Holidays

Every year ends with the holiday season, and holidays mean feasts, gift-giving, parties, gatherings, dinners, and candy dishes at places of business. While this makes it a wonderful time of year to reunite with friends and family and celebrate good fortune and the future ahead, it also means that your teeth can be exposed to a lot of sugar, starch, and acids that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Seeing your dentist is a great way to have a fresh start for the new year because your teeth will receive a thorough cleaning and any post-holiday tooth decay can be corrected early on.

Dental Insurance Benefits Usually Reset at the Beginning of the Year

You might spend a significant amount of money on your dental insurance, so it’s important that you get your money’s worth. Meeting your deductible sooner can save you money in the long run, so why not start the insurance year with some needed dental work? This way, you can save money by meeting your deductible early and getting preventative dental services that will keep you from needing more expensive restorative work later.

The Waiting Room Is a Nice Quiet Place for Some Me Time

Everybody has that book they’ve been meaning to finish, or maybe you received a book as a gift during the holidays. While the holiday season is full of hustle and bustle and maybe even a few riotous parties, the waiting room at your dentist’s office is an excellent place to sit down for a little while for some quiet, contemplative time. Bring a book, a music player, or a handheld video game device so you can make the most out of some prime post-holiday quiet time.

A new year means new possibilities, and that’s something to smile about. By making sure your teeth receive some tender love and care, you can make sure that your smile is flashy and beautiful for all the joys these possibilities will bring.

About the Author

Dr. Andrew Betaharon earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and continued his training with a general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach, CA. He is proud to be a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, and the Patuxent Dental Society. His office in La Plata, MD offers preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. To schedule an appointment, contact the office online or dial (240) 349-2439.

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