Why the New Year Is the Time to Schedule a Dental Checkup & Cleaning

January is well underway, and hopefully your New Year’s resolutions are, too! If any of your resolutions had to do with your health or saving money, then we have a great tip for you—go ahead and schedule a dental checkup! Not only will this ensure you’re sticking to your goals (even after the motivation subsides), but it will also help you get the most out of your insurance benefits. Keep reading for more information!

Why You Should Schedule a Dental Checkup Now

The first month of the year is the perfect time to set important plans in motion! You should ideally see your dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, so getting those appointments out of the way within the first half of the year is a good idea. Here are a few more reasons to schedule a dental checkup now:

Scheduling is Easy

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, January is relatively slow—and dental offices are no exception! When you schedule a dental checkup early in the year, you pretty much get first pick in terms of dates and times. 

Catch Problems Early

When it comes to staying healthy, prevention is crucial. The sooner you can schedule a dental checkup the better! Your dentist will be able to check your teeth and gums for signs of serious problems—signs you won’t be able to see or feel yourself. 

Prevention can also save you a significant amount of money. For example, if your dentist finds a cavity early on, they’ll be able to fill it. If you wait too long, however, you might require a more painful and more expensive procedure like a root canal. 

Take Advantage of Insurance Benefits

If you have dental insurance, odds are your benefits rest for the new year. If there was some dental work you weren’t able to get done in 2022, now’s the perfect time to utilize your renewed coverage. If you’re in need of a lengthier treatment plan, starting early in the year ensures you can take advantage of your benefits. 

Start 2023 Off Bright!

There’s no time like the beginning of the year to invest in your confidence, and there’s nothing like a bright smile to boost that confidence! Did you know that four out of five adults don’t feel comfortable with their smiles? That’s a lot of people. So, if you’re insecure about yours, you aren’t alone. 

There are tons of dental options to help you feel more confident about your smile, from whitening treatments to veneers and more! Talking to your dentist about your smile goals early on in the year ensures that you can craft a plan for the rest of the year. 

Are you ready to get the smile you deserve? Get in touch with LeCroy Dental today to schedule a dental checkup and take charge of your health.