With the arrival of a new year, it’s an exciting time to consider what lies ahead. Try not to get so caught up in New Year’s resolutions that you forget to schedule a dental checkup unless an exam is actually the focus of one of yours. Your dentist in Midlothian has some points to share about why getting a cleaning and exam taken care of sooner rather than later is worth the effort.
Start the Year Optimizing Your Oral Health
You probably aren’t wanting to risk dental issues later in the year. After all the delicious food you had over the holidays, it is probably time that you have your teeth checked out. If your dentist finds any small issues now, like tooth decay or gingivitis, they can be treated before becoming more serious.
Having a small filling now can help you to avoid the need for a root canal in the future. Few things can ruin exciting plans faster than an agonizing toothache. There is no reason to carry on with a smile that’s anything other than healthy.
Set the Appointment While Availability Is High
Isn’t it nice to have all those empty spaces in your planner? So much time to yourself. However, you know that it is too good to be true. Soon enough, you will have all sorts of events, meetings, and other appointments. Your dentist’s schedule is filling up quickly, too. If you want to choose an appointment time that fits best into your schedule, you should call now.
Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance
Millions of Americans have dental insurance through their job or other means. If you have dental insurance, you probably already know that your benefits renew at the beginning of the calendar year. This means that you are once again responsible for paying your annual deductible.
By going to your dental office now, you can get this payment over with so that you don’t need to worry about it until next year. This is great if you have multiple dependents on your insurance plan. You don’t want to end up with unnecessary surprises later in the year.
Be sure to follow through on those New Year’s resolutions that will improve your life, but also remember how a wintertime dental checkup can benefit you. Your dentist is ready to help ensure your smile is stellar for the rest of 2023!
About the Author
Dr. Jay Oza earned his dental doctorate from New York University before practicing dentistry in Connecticut, New Jersey, and then Texas (Vernon, Wichita Falls, Burleson, Midlothian). He is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Oza’s dental team will be happy to further discuss why a dental checkup early in 2023 makes so much sense. You can schedule an appointment on his website or call (682) 772-3072.