It’s almost time to celebrate! 2020 is nearly over, and everyone is looking forward for 2021 to finally be here. It’s been a long year, but you made it, and it’s time to start planning everything going forward. One thing that you should definitely jump on as soon as you can is scheduling your dental appointment. There is no better time to head in for your dental checkup than the start of the year. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why.
Maximize Your Dental Insurance
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have dental insurance, then you probably know how confusing it can be to navigate your benefits. However, you know that each year your benefits reset, including your annual deductible. The good news is that once you complete this payment, you won’t need to worry about paying again until next year. It is great to get it over with early on if you can, especially if you have multiple dependents on your insurance plan. This way, you can avoid any unnecessary surprises later in the year.
A Healthy Smart
Many New Year’s resolutions are there to help you get healthier or feel better. No matter what your resolution is, it is most likely and effort to set yourself up for success. A dental checkup early in the year is no different. If your dentist finds any issues at this time, like tooth decay, gum disease, or any other oral health issues, you will be able to receive treatment early on in the year. There is no reason why you should continue progressing into the year if you have a smile that is anything other then healthy. By having any issues treated now, you can continue through the year with better oral health.
More Appointment Availability
Have you bought your new planner yet for the upcoming year? It starts out blank, but it will fill out pretty fast when you begin scheduling meetings, activities, appointments, and events. The same thing happens to your dentist’s calendar. This means that when you call ahead of time, you will have better luck when it comes to choosing a date that will work best for your schedule. This way, you won’t end up having to skip your appointment simply because you can’t find time in your schedule to make it happen.
By setting yourself up for success now, you will have better luck when it comes to your oral health later in the year. Don’t for get to call your dental office so you can choose a time that works best for you!
About the Author
Dr. Ben Tindal is a prosthodontist who earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Florida where he later obtained his master’s degree and certificate in prosthodontics. He is currently a member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association. For more information or to schedule an appointment at his office in Sarasota, visit his website or call (941) 225-2520.