Believe it or not, 2020 is already here. Besides resetting the calendar, your dental insurance was also reinstated. Now, you can head into the new year with the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve without worrying about a large bill. Your dentist in Medford will perform the comprehensive cleaning and checkup you need to invest in a healthy smile.
Benefits of a Cleaning & Checkup
The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, one-third of adults don’t visit their dentist regularly. There are many reasons for delaying routine care but spending unwarranted money is often a leading cause. Although many people don’t think preventive dentistry is necessary, it’s equally important as your toothbrush and floss.
A semi-annual cleaning removes harmful accumulations missed at home, decreasing your risk of preventable issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. A routine checkup allows your dentist to monitor your oral health to detect any concerning areas sooner. Together, a cleaning and checkup keep your teeth and gums healthy to stop problems from occurring in the first place. This significantly decreases your risk of needing a costly treatment in the future.
Invest in a Healthy Smile
Not only will you enjoy lasting oral health but also reduced overall dental costs. In fact, research shows every $1 spent on prevention can save you as much as $50 on emergency services by visiting your dentist twice a year.
You can get the comprehensive care your smile depends on for only a small co-payment. At the start of the year, your insurance policy resets. Although every plan differs, most dental insurances cover 1 to 2 preventive appointments per year. You can get the cleanings, checkups, and screenings you need to invest in a healthy smile.
Reach Your Oral Health Goals
Besides routine care from your dentist, a healthy smile starts at home. As you create resolutions for the new year, now is the perfect time to establish the most effective oral hygiene habits. It’s best to brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2-minutes using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Don’t forget to use a high-quality dental floss to clean in between each tooth and around the gum line every night before going to bed.
Schedule an Appointment Today
There’s no better time than now to recommit to a healthy smile. If it’s been over 6 months since your last cleaning and checkup, start the new year off right with a trip to your dentist.
About Dr. Anthony Giamberardino
Dr. Anthony Giamberardino has been in dentistry for over 30 years. He regularly continues his training to remain well-versed in the latest treatments and techniques to help his patients reach optimal oral health. Dr. Giamberardino focuses on prevention to ensure your smile lasts for a lifetime. If it’s time for your next cleaning and checkup, contact our office today for an appointment.