You might’ve noticed that inflation is making things more expensive lately. Some say it’s driven by Covid’s aftereffects. Others think it has more to do with renewed international conflict. Either way, it means you’ll need to be pretty careful in how you spend your tax refund this year.
In this situation, buying improved oral health is especially wise. To prove it, here are three reasons why your dentist in Dublin represents a solid investment of your tax refund.
Treatment Bolsters Your Body
Money spent on preventive and restorative dentistry strengthens your body’s physical health. Thanks to the latest methods and technology, dental treatment can alleviate tooth sensitivity, swollen gums, and jaw pain while addressing the root issue. In doing so, it’ll also keep harsher conditions like oral cancer, heart disease, and diabetes at bay. As a result, you could live your life without being hampered by these ill effects.
Treatment Makes You Look & Feel Better
Treatments bought with your refund would also improve your appearance. Professional whitening and veneers make yellow, chipped teeth look whiter and smoother. Dental implants would replace your missing teeth and prevent further tooth loss. Your pearly whites would be straighter with Invisalign aligners or traditional braces.
These and similar procedures’ improvements greatly strengthen patient confidence. Such confidence, in turn, leads to better mental health and mood outcomes, meaning your smile would make you both look and feel great.
Treatment is Affordable (With the Right Tools)
Dental work is costly even in the best of times. Unemployment, debt, and other expenses may lead you to believe your dentist is an unnecessary or extravagant amenity. However, putting off your dental visit will lead to a decline in health that only hurts you in the long run.
Fortunately, it’s possible for your dental care to be affordable. Combined with your insurance benefits, your tax return gives you the leeway to talk to your dentist about solidly priced options. Plus, services performed sooner tend to be less expensive than those done later. By preventing pre-existing conditions from further deteriorating, you’d be saving money otherwise used for costly remedies.
Dental treatment is always a good idea, even when expensive. Thankfully, though, this year’s tax refund means you can receive its benefits with far less cost!
About the Author
Dr. Eric Buck is a dentist practicing in Dublin, OH, having earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry. He participates in many dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Columbus Dental Society, and more. In addition, he continues to pursue the latest dental knowledge through Spear Education, where he also serves as a visiting faculty member. He currently practices at Distinctive Smiles of Dublin and can be reached at his website or by phone at (614)-792-1800.