End of the year is a busy phase for everyone. There is a lot happening during the year end such as plans for holidays, shopping, buying gifts, partying and socializing. This means that all important work should be done before the year end and your dental check up is one of them.
Here’s a Look at the Reasons You Must Take Care of Your Smile Right Now:
If you have dental or flexible spending benefits through your employer, chances are the benefit year is the same as your calendar year. Almost all the insurance plans have a use it or lose it policy. If you have not used all of your flexible spending dollars or the insurance benefits by the end of the year, they will be gone. There is no point in missing the benefits that you have paid for. If you have a dental treatment plan, it’s the right time to get it done.
If you schedule your treatment at the end of the year, you will most likely find long waiting hours at the dental clinic near you. Your time is valuable and should not be wasted on queues. It is better to schedule appointment for dental treatment before the holiday season. You can also benefit from the extended hours offered by the clinics on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the dental procedures such as root canals, dental implants, and dental bridges need more than one office visit to complete.
Late November and December is one of the busiest times of the year as many folks try to use their benefits and complete treatment before the end of the year and there are more dental emergencies during and after the holidays. Cold weather can also be tough on natural teeth as well as restorations such as bridges and crowns. Regular dental checkups are best time to detect issues and address them.