April 1, 2021
If you have received or will be receiving a tax refund this year, you are probably looking forward to having a little bit of extra spending money that you haven’t already accounted for. There are all sorts of things that you can spend it on, but many people end up blowing it on something that they don’t really need. One thing that you could benefit from is spending your tax refund on your smile. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why you should invest in your oral health.
Preventing Future Medical Issues
When you are thinking about your oral health, a lot of the time you are just focusing on your smile, but oral health and overall health have a lot more in common than you may think. Poor dental health is associated with all sorts of different health problems, including deadly diseases like oral cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory issues, and early labor for women who are pregnant. When you take care of your smile and address oral health issues with your dentist, you are also taking a step to keep the rest of your body healthy.
Saving Money in the Long Run
Many oral health issue that you encounter are progressive, meaning that they will only get worse with time. For instance, if you have a filling now to treat a cavity, you are likely saving yourself from needing a root canal or extraction in the future. By warding off periodontal disease early, you can prevent irreversible issues associated with gum disease, such as gum recession, loose teeth, tooth loss, and jawbone deterioration. This means saving time, discomfort, and money.
Improving Your Appearance
For a dentist, the number one priority is ensuring that your mouth is in good health, but they also care about how you feel about the appearance of your teeth. They want you to feel confident so you can be more successful in other areas of your life. Whether you’re getting back on the dating scene, searching for a new job, or trying to expand your social circle, you’ll have much better luck if you’re feeling confident. Even if your oral health is looking good, you still have plenty of valid reasons to want to invest in your smile for cosmetic reasons. After all, this is the only smile that you will ever have. You want to love it as much as you can!
You don’t get an extra chunk of cash every day, so you should take advantage of it! By investing in your smile, you are working to improve your health, save money, and feel great about your pearly whites!
About the Author
Dr. Christopher Capehart is an experienced dentist who has been working in the field for more than a decade. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in the top 10% of his class. Currently, he is a proud member of the American Dental Association and Dallas County Dental Society. For more information or to schedule an appointment at his office in Lewisville, visit his website or call (972) 436-1325.
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