3 Reasons to Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in the Year

January 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 6:53 pm
a patient undergoing a dental checkup in Dublin

The new year is always a time for people to start planning on how to improve their overall lifestyle. Whether you’re considering traveling more or eating a healthier diet, you might want to also consider boosting your oral health. The last thing you’d want is an unexpected problem with your smile down the road. Read on to learn three reasons you should schedule your next dental checkup at the beginning of the year.  

Reason #1: Begin the Year Healthy

If you want to avoid future oral health complications, it’s best to take measures that’ll set you up for a healthy smile in the long run. Since the holidays have passed, you may want to get them checked out after enjoying all your favorite meals. By visiting your dentist early on, they can detect underlying issues like cavities or gum disease and treat them before they can worsen. Not only will you avoid more uncomfortable conditions down the road, but you’ll also save yourself from requiring more costly treatments.

Reason #2: Make the Most of Your Dental Benefits

Do you have dental insurance through your job or some other means? If so, then you might be aware that your benefits typically reset at the beginning of the calendar year. After that, you’ll have to pay your annual deductible again for your plan to kick in. Scheduling your dental checkup now is a great opportunity to get this payment over with so you don’t have to worry about it for a year. This is especially beneficial to patients who have multiple dependents on their insurance plan.

Reason #3: More Flexible Schedule

Since it’s the beginning of the year, you likely won’t have much of a busy schedule until later in the year. While your dentist may be in the same boat for a while, their calendar can start to quickly get full as the months roll in. For this reason, it’s a good idea to schedule your next appointment ahead of time. This way, you can have an easy-going experience scheduling a checkup that’ll set you up for a healthier smile in the long term.

Make sure to remember your pearly whites along with any New Year’s resolutions you have in mind. Speak with your dentist, and they’ll be happy to help you maintain a great smile this year and beyond!

About the Author

Dr. Eric Buck studied at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He’s also an active member of multiple notable organizations like the Spear Education Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. He offers multiple high-quality treatments, including dental checkups/cleanings, periodontal therapy, and root canal therapy. If you’d like to schedule your next appointment, visit his website or call him at 614-792-1800.