2024 is finally here! You’re probably feeling excited about all of the things that the upcoming year has to offer: new friends, new resolutions and goals, and of course, optimal oral health! And the lattermost starts with scheduling your next dental checkup with your trustworthy dentist. But did you know that you should do this early on in the year, rather than later? Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t wait to attend your first checkup and cleaning this year.
1. You’re Giving Your Dentist the Chance to Identify Potential Problems
If there’s one key thing to keep in mind concerning dental issues, it’s that they tend to worsen when left untreated. Problems that start small and hidden have the potential to become larger and more severe if you aren’t visiting the dentist regularly. During routine dental checkups, your provider will closely examine your mouth for common issues like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. They’ll also look for serious issues that you don’t often have the means to identify yourself, such as signs of oral cancer or infection that requires X-ray imaging to detect. Rest assured, if there are any issues present, your dentist will work to quickly identify and treat them!
2. You’re Taking Early Advantage of Your Dental Insurance Benefits
If you’re enrolled in a dental insurance plan, the beginning of a new calendar year means that your plan’s benefits have reset. This means that now is an excellent time to begin using them! Most insurance plans cover the cost of preventive checkups and cleanings since these visits are instrumental in preventing serious, costly issues down the road. Whether you took advantage of your coverage last year, don’t hesitate to use your dental insurance this year; otherwise, that money is going to waste!
3. You’ll Have the Chance to Kick off the New Year with a Brighter Smile
Seeing the dentist regularly is without a doubt the best way to keep your smile healthy—but it’s also the best way to ensure that your pearly whites always look their absolute best! Routine cleanings can help to remove a lot of the mild, gradual staining that results from things like coffee, tobacco, and other consumables known to cause enamel discoloration. Additionally, your dentist can remove built-up plaque and tartar, which doesn’t just cause aesthetic issues, but also makes your breath foul! Finally, you might also have other issues with your teeth that you’d like corrected, and your dentist can draw up a customized treatment plan for you after hearing about your desired smile goals!
About the Practice
The team at Advanced Dental Care has proudly served patients and families in the Costa Mesa, CA area for several years under the leadership of Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson and his talented team. They’re excited to offer a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatment options for patients of all ages and walks of life! If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to schedule a visit for you or a loved one, feel free to contact the practice online or over the phone for additional information or assistance. Telephone: (714) 424-9099.