December is a busy month for most people, but there are still some important reasons why you should visit your dentist.
Listed below are a few of the reasons why:
Your oral healthcare resolutions don’t have to wait until another year rolls around. In fact, you can make changes today! During your checkup and cleaning appointment, our team can help you create a plan to improve your dental health in the new year. Many patients use the New Year as motivation to start flossing and brushing more regularly or visit their dentist for routine checkups. These small steps can have a huge impact on your oral health. Plus, by starting now, you can set yourself up for success next year.
People tend to postpone or skip their routine checkups and cleanings during the holidays, but it’s important that your oral health doesn’t fall by the wayside during this time. In fact, it’s important that you maintain regular preventive care habits so you don’t end up with a bigger problem or have to skip out on the holidays for a painful procedure to correct a problem that could have been prevented with earlier care.
But you might be wondering why you should keep seeing your dentist during this time of year. Your dentist is more available during the holiday season, and this makes it an ideal time to schedule those routine visits you’ve been putting off. It’s also a good time to schedule your deep cleanings and any cosmetic procedures you’ve been considering so you can have your smile ready for the holidays. As always, it’s recommended that you see your dentist at least every six months for twice-yearly dental care to keep your teeth and gums healthy and avoid major problems down the road.
The end of the year can be stressful, and the last thing you need is the added stress of losing your insurance benefits or having to reapply for your own coverage. Before you head home for the holidays, make sure you know whether or not your dental insurance plan will renew automatically under your providers’ policies. If not, you should talk with your dentist about being added to their waitlist. That way, you’ll get the care you need to keep your smile healthy before the new year rolls around.
Louie Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing the best care for your health. To know more about ways to maintain good oral health, visit our office at 41268 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538. Please contact us at (510) 656-7778.