The countdown is over; the ball has dropped. It’s now 2022, and you have a fresh start whether or not you have officially planned on accomplishing resolutions. Instead of leaving everything to the last minute, you should consider handling your dental checkup and cleaning early this year. Keep reading to learn why getting this done sooner rather than later is a good idea and how it can help you have a great year!
Did you know that about half of people who make New Year’s resolutions set a goal to be healthier. While many intend to lose weight, other healthy habits are important to implement into your lifestyle.
Getting your smile routinely checked and cleaned plays an essential role in staying in good overall health. Countless studies have found a strong, undeniable connection between conditions in the mouth and medical conditions. Your dentist can be part of your wellness team and help you achieve your health goals this year. You can begin the year with an easy win by taking care of this appointment. Plus, it can help you feel confident about your smile!
As with other fields and industries, there are busy seasons in dentistry. Surges usually occur right during spring break, after school gets out, right before school starts again, and right before the end of the year. Although the year just began, it’s a good idea to take care of this to-do list item before the schedule fills up later on. By addressing it sooner than later, you increase your odds of getting an appointment slot that works with your schedule.
With the new year comes a renewal, not just psychologically but also your dental insurance benefits. In January, they reset, which means you have two covered preventive visits available for the year. If you haven’t taken advantage of these appointments, your hard-earned money isn’t stretching as much as it could.
According to the University of Illinois, every dollar spent on checkups and cleanings can save between $8 to $50 in restorative work. In other words, using your covered preventive care could eliminate the need for restorative treatment, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars!
In the end, while visiting the dentist for routine care may not be the most glamorous accomplishment you have this year, it can help you achieve health goals, save money, and more! It’s worth taking the time early in the year so that you can enjoy the rest of it with a confident smile!
About the Author
Dr. John Russo has been practicing for more than 25 years so far in his career. After graduating with his dental degree in 1993, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program and served as a general dentist in the air force for two years. Ever since then, he has continued to expand his knowledge and skillset through advanced coursework with the Florida Dental Convention, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and more. To schedule a visit with Dr. Russo, you may contact his Orlando office online, request an appointment, or by calling (407) 470-1224.