Have you had a dental check-up this year? Sometimes as our lives become busier, we know that taking care of our teeth often gets pushed to the bottom of the list. However, attending regular dental appointments is more important than you think -- not just for your dental health, but for your overall health and wellbeing. Even if it’s been months or years since you visited the dentist, it’s never too late to start investing in your smile and taking better care of your oral health.
Here are four reasons why you should schedule an appointment at South Hill Dental before the end of 2019.
1. Timing is everything
Contrary to what many people believe, there’s no need to put off visiting the dentist until your teeth give you trouble. In fact, feeling pain or discomfort is not always the first sign that something is wrong. For example, as early stage gum disease is painless when it first begins, most patients won’t even know they have it until a dentist lets them know about it at a check-up.
To avoid this, it’s a good idea to be proactive about your dental health and book an appointment for a dental check-up every 6 to 12 months. At a check-up, your dentist has the chance to examine the overall health of your teeth and gums and monitor them for very early signs of problems by taking x-rays and photos, examining each tooth, and checking your bite. Attending a regular dental appointment can also catch early signs of oral cancer, while regular preventive hygiene appointments for dental cleanings reduce the likelihood of you developing tooth decay and gum disease.
2. Dental care is self care
Taking care of your oral health is just as important as looking after the rest of your body. Aside from keeping your teeth and gums healthy, looking after your oral health also has a positive impact on your overall health.
Did you know that around 80% of American adults have some type of gum disease? This is something that has been linked to conditions such as heart disease and respiratory problems, so catching gum disease and other issues in the very early stages means that they can be dealt with straight away, helping you avoid further problems down the line. Oral health is also particularly important for diabetes sufferers, who are more at risk for developing gum disease. For this reason, it is especially important to visit the dentist on a regular basis.
3. We love to take care of your teeth
Our friendly and experienced team at South Hill Dental loves to look after your oral and overall health. We have been delivering high-quality dental services for our patients in Puyallup since 1984 and are dedicated to providing the highest standards of care and advice to help you look after your oral hygiene and health.
For this reason, we have designed our office to make your visit as easy and comfortable as possible. You can book your appointment by phone, email, or through our website -- or even drop in to discuss your concerns with us. We also have flexible opening hours for greater convenience. Our office is a relaxing, comfortable environment which will put you at ease and our friendly team are always glad to offer you advice and answer any questions you might have.
4. Unclaimed insurance benefits run out on December 31st
Did you know that with a lot of dental insurance providers, customer benefits are restarted at the end of the year? If your insurance has this clause, don’t let the remaining benefits you are entitled to go to waste! There are a number of ways you can put your insurance benefits to good use and keep your teeth healthy. For example, contact us to book a dental hygiene appointment for a comprehensive teeth cleaning, or finish any incomplete dental work that you may have started, but not yet completed.
At South Hill Dental, we work with a number of insurers. Some of these include:
- Delta Dental
- United Concordia
However, as we do accept most insurance companies, you can also phone us to find out if yours is among them.
Don’t leave your dental health to chance! Get in touch with us at South Hill Dental today to book your appointment before the end of the year. We hope to see you here soon.