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Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Visit Early in the Year

January 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — kleinfamilydentalteam @ 1:56 am
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The new year has finally arrived, so you’re probably already getting started with all of your New Year’s resolutions that you’ve committed to. Whether you are looking to eat less fast food, get more sleep, or read more frequently, you are taking a step to change yourself for the better. Another great thing for you to include is your regular dental checkups. Read on to learn why now is the perfect time for you to schedule your next appointment.

Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

For most people who have dental insurance through work or through a private plan, benefits reset at the beginning of each calendar year. Now that 2022 has started, you are responsible for paying your deductible again. However, once you meet this amount, you don’t need to worry about paying it again until next year. If you have multiple dependents on your insurance plan, getting your deductible paid early in the year can help to avoid unnecessary surprises and stress later on.

Prevent Future Dental Problems

To set yourself up for success for the rest of the year, a good first step is seeing your dentist. If they see any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues, you will be able to have this treated before the new year surprises you with everything it has in store. This will also help to prevent small problems from progressing to more severe dental issues that would require invasive, costly treatments. There is no reason why you should start the new year with a smile that’s anything other than healthy.

Additional Availability for Appointments

Have you started filling out your planner yet for 2022? Soon enough, you’ll be running out of space. The same goes for your dentist’s calendar. When you call ahead of time, you will be able to have additional options when it comes to the days and times of dental checkups for you and your family members. You don’t want to end up putting your visit off because you couldn’t set a convenient time. Try to schedule your appointment as soon as you can so you can ensure that it fits easily into your schedule.

If you haven’t come up with a New Year’s resolution yet, scheduling your next dental visit is a great place to start. This way, 2022 can be the year your set your smile up for success!

About the Author

Dr. Gary M. Klein earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the NYU College of Dentistry and is committed to continuing education to keep his knowledge and skills sharp. He was recently named one of the top 40 dentists in the entire country by Incisal Edge Magazine and has been named a Top Dentist in Central Pennsylvania in Harrisburg Magazine. For more information or to schedule an appointment at his office in Harrisburg, visit his website or call (717) 652-6644.

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