It’s the end of the year, and that means you have a lot on your plate. You are probably swamped at work, you are busy for the holidays, and you have personal business matters to attend to. Yet there is one task that you have probably forgotten—scheduling your annual teeth cleaning and exam. Now is the time to make your appointment. Here’s why you need to take this important step.
An Ounce of Prevention
You should get a cleaning and dental exam at least once per year, if not every six months. This annual checkup is important because it helps you prevent gum disease and tooth decay. No matter how well you think you are taking care of your mouth, your dentist can get your teeth and gums much cleaner in their office. This helps prevent problems that could be painful and costly.
Dental problems do not always present with pain. You could have the beginning stages of gum disease or tooth decay without ever knowing. When you see your dentist on a regular basis, it allows them to discover these issues while it is still early enough to treat them easily. You may be able to save teeth and improve gum health without costly procedures if the issues are caught early.
Now Is the Time
Now is the best time to schedule your cleaning and exam. First, your teeth could use a good cleaning after the havoc of foods most people consume during the holidays. Second, many people schedule their annual exams for just after the first of the year, when insurance resets and they are able to get their procedures covered. If you act quickly, you’ll be able to get your appointment at a time that works for you.
If you haven’t scheduled your cleaning and exam for the new year, contact us today to schedule an appointment.