Time is running out on 2020. We won’t blame you if that has you thinking, “Thank goodness.”
Even so, there is something we hope you will do before New Year’s Day. We hope you will visit Accura Dental for a professional dental cleaning and exam.
While there are always good reasons to make checkups part of your oral care routine, it may be particularly important to get a cleaning before the end of the year.
You Deserve All Your Benefits
If you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance through your employer, you probably have a premium taken out of each paycheck. Most plans include a cleaning or two each year. In a sense, your premium payments are covering or assisting in the cost of those dental services. If you don’t get a cleaning, you are essentially losing something you’ve already paid for.
For most dental insurance policies, those benefits expire at the end of a calendar year. We don’t want you to lose the benefit you have earned. We also don’t want you to lose your smile. Don’t let your premium payments go to waste. Get a professional cleaning if you haven’t had one in the last six months.
Prevention Is The Best Approach
Tooth decay will affect more than 90 percent of Americans. By conservative estimates, at least 70 percent of people will have gum disease at one time or another. Knowing this, we want to help you prevent these issues for as long as you can. You should be brushing and flossing daily, but professional cleanings will remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to the problems mentioned above.
Likewise, if you do have a cavity or a periodontal infection, we want to find it as early as we can. This makes your treatment easier, more effective, and less expensive, too. When left untreated, decay and gum disease can lead to chronic bad breath, receding gums, and tooth loss.
Oral health problems also can affect your overall health. When your teeth are infection or missing, you may not be able to eat the variety of foods you need to get the nutrients that you need. Oral health issues also can complicate the effects of diabetes and have been connected to an increased risk of heart problems.
What If You Don’t Have Insurance?
First, everyone is welcome at our office. We do accept a variety of dental insurance plans. We also have a variety of payment options, so you can find one that fits your budget. You can pay with cash and checks, and you have the option of financing treatment with CareCredit.
For future planning, we also encourage you to sign up for our in-house Membership Club. This gives you a great way to manage the cost of preventive services even without insurance.
If you haven’t made your next dental appointment yet, contact our Colorado Springs, CO dental office now. Call us at 719-249-2854 or fill out our online form.