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New You, New Smile: Why the Early Months Are Perfect for Dental Checkups

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — atriumfamily @ 1:42 pm
Group of friends celebrating the new year after dental checkups

As the new year begins, it’s time to set goals and come up with resolutions for a healthier and happier life. While many people focus on fitness or career goals, it’s not a bad idea to include improved oral health. It’s one of the easiest resolutions to make and by scheduling your dental checkups early, you’ll be halfway there.

Read on to learn why dental checkups are so important to your continued good health all year round.

Preventive Care

Checkups are an integral part of your overall oral health strategy—at least, they should be! Many patients put off going to the dentist for many reasons, but it’s important to see them every year at least once every six months.

One benefit to getting your dental checkups early is preventive care. This allows your dentist to look into your oral health and find potential issues before they become bigger problems. By addressing issues like cavities, gum disease, or oral infections early on, you can prevent them from worsening and requiring more extensive treatment later.

More Time for a Customized Treatment Plan

Getting into your dentist’s office early in the year will provide ample time for treatment. Many times patients put off their dental appointments until later in the year. Because of this, there are times when a patient needs multiple treatments, but there’s no time left to do everything.

This creates an unfortunate decision for both the dentist and the patient to choose which treatments they have time for. To avoid this situation, see your dentist as early as possible in the year. Also, consider scheduling all your treatments as far in advance as you can.

Maximize Insurance Benefits

Taking advantage of your dental insurance benefits early in the year can help you maximize coverage and save on expenses. By scheduling your dental checkups early, you can ensure that you make the most of your insurance benefits.

Scheduling your dental checkups early in the year really sets you up for excellent oral health. By prioritizing preventive care and scheduling your treatments in advance, you can enjoy a healthy smile and peace of mind throughout the year. Don’t wait—book your dental appointment today and take the first step toward a healthier smile in the new year.

About the Practice

At Atrium Family Dental of New Lenox, you’ll find a talented and professional team of passionate dentists who go the extra mile for patient care. They take pride in the relaxing environment they’ve created and the friendly staff that help to make every visit a positive experience. Call (815) 462-9990 to schedule your first dental checkups of the new year or visit the website to discover other treatments and services they offer.

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