Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to take on all those chores that you’ve been putting off all winter. A spring cleaning is an opportunity to freshen up, start anew, and begin good habits that will carry you through the rest of the year.
Spring cleanings also aren’t just for your house or your yard; they work just as well for your teeth! Preventive care is massively important to keep in your oral health in good shape. Here are some reasons you should consider getting a checkup this spring.
Prevention & Early Detection
Many people think that their dental hygiene is good enough that they don’t ever have to worry about oral health problems, but the truth is that even those who are the strictest with their dental hygiene can start to see certain problems crop up.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic health condition in America, and it’s estimated that around 50% of adults in the US suffer from some form of gum disease. Some of these conditions like, gum disease, only get worse with time if left untreated. By making regular trips to the dentist, you can catch these problems before they become severe.
There are also places in your mouth you can’t reach on your own. If you don’t get regular professional cleanings, you can start to see plaque and tartar buildup in those areas, which can increase your chances of gum disease and tooth decay.
You’ll Save Money
If you have dental insurance, you may have noticed that it covers different kinds of treatment at different percentages. For the most part, dental Insurance plans cover preventive appointments, like cleanings, at a higher rate than restorative treatments, like fillings.
That’s because insurance companies understand that preventive care tends to be simpler and less expensive than restorations. They therefore try and incentivize enrollees to get checkups frequently.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, your teeth are due for a spring cleaning. There’s no time like the present to make regular checkups a habit.
About Our Practice
At Marvel Dental, we have the incredible dental team and state-of-the-art technology to give our patients the incredible dental care that they deserve. But what keeps our patients coming back is our gentle chairside manner. Our dentists and dental team will take the time to get to know you as an individual and to understand the needs that make you different from anyone else.
If you have any questions about the benefits of preventive care, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (817) 933-3883.