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Start Your Year Off with a Regular Dental Checkup for a Healthy Smile

January 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilesbythesea @ 2:06 pm
a male patient having his teeth checked

The new year has begun, and while everyone else is making resolutions, you may be thinking, “Why bother?” While you may not be committed to hitting the gym and losing a few pounds this year, you might want to consider how you can improve the health of your smile. With regular dental checkups and cleanings by your dentist in Hampton, you can prevent decay and disease from wreaking havoc on your mouth and body. Instead of being complacent about your oral health, take some time to read about why you should take better care of your smile in 2020.

What’s the Big Deal About Regular Checkups?

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times – you should see your dentist every six months to keep your mouth clean. Okay, but why? The reason the American Dental Association and your local dental professional recommend six-month checkups and cleanings is because oral health problems can develop and worsen quickly. Without proper treatment and care, you can be faced with timely (and costly) dental work that may require restorative and cosmetic procedures and possibly oral surgery.

By making a commitment to seeing your dentist in Hampton every six months, you will do the following:

  • Lessen the chances of developing problems in the future
  • Take care of your teeth and gums without worrying about how you’ll pay for preventive care (Most dental insurance companies cover 80-100% of regular checkups and cleanings)
  • Save money in the long run

And while all of the above-mentioned points are important, you’ll also be allowing your family dentist in Hampton to check for abnormalities that may exist above or below the gum line that can point to oral cancer or additional health problems.

Why Start Now?

Maybe you’ve never been good at keeping your appointments or bothering to have your teeth checked on a regular basis, but the reason you should start now is that there’s no better time than the present. This year marks the beginning of a new decade, and if you really want to start fresh and improve the way you look and feel, taking care of your smile is a great place to start.

When January 1 arrived, your dental benefits started over, so that means, you have an entire calendar year to make the most of a plan you pay a monthly fee for. Why not take advantage of all it has to offer? From the preventive services that are covered all or in part by your insurance company to the minor and major restorative services you can receive at a lower cost, you have a year’s worth of opportunities to transform your smile and feel good about the way you look.

Make 2020 a year of self-care and devote the time necessary to improve your oral health.

About the Author
Dr. Harbpinder Shevchenko earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India in 2003 before going on to achieve her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2009. Passionate about her patient’s smiles, she stresses the importance of quality preventive dental care. With regular checkups and cleanings, she can address any problem in its early stages and work to eliminate the issue so future dental work will be unnecessary. To find out more about the team at Smiles by The Sea Family Dentistry, contact us at (603) 926-8827.

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