With the calendar recently flipping to 2022, you probably find yourself thinking about what this year has in store for you. New Year’s resolutions can be great for self-improvement, but don’t get so bogged down thinking about them that you forget to schedule a dental checkup. On that note, your dentist in Sparks wants to discuss some reasons why getting that cleaning and exam done early in the year can pay dividends.
Get Going Strong in 2022
You probably aren’t wanting to risk dental issues later in the year. After all the delicious food that 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, it 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.
Capitalize on Your Dental Benefits
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 any unnecessary surprises later in the year.
Set That Appointment While You Know You Can
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.
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 in Sparks is ready to help ensure your smile is stellar for the rest of 2022!
About the Author
Dr. Marc Thomas earned his dental doctorate from the University of the Pacific before serving in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Thomas prioritizes patient comfort and satisfaction. If you are looking to get that dental checkup set for the early months of this year, he will be ready to help. You can schedule an appointment on his website or by calling (775) 626-3535.