You lean back in your chair, crack your knuckles, and let out a sigh of relief—you’ve just finished filing your taxes and you’re getting a very sizable refund! Now you’re beginning to wonder what you should spend that money on; a trip to Cancun has been on your mind for a while, but that credit card debt isn’t going to just magically disappear. Something you might not even be considering though, is investing that money in your oral health. Here’s why spending your tax refund money on a trip to your dentist is a very wise choice.
The Importance of Good Oral Health
Good oral hygiene is essential to leading a healthy and hearty life; once your oral health starts to fail, numerous health problems can begin to develop including tooth decay, gum disease and more. In serious cases, neglecting your oral hygiene can lead to potentially deadly diseases like oral cancer, diabetes, or even heart disease. Both long and short-term problems can be avoided by simply taking care of your mouth.
Many people neglect their oral health because of the costs associated with treatment; sometimes, a certain procedure or piece of equipment is difficult to afford. However, by investing in your oral health early on, you’re setting yourself up to have fewer serious and potentially expensive problems down the road. Something small and affordable like a teeth cleaning tomorrow could easily save you a lot of money compared to a tooth replacement in the future.
Turning Your Tax Refund into A Healthy Smile
If you’ve received a nice refund and are choosing to spend it on your oral health, you have many options. Your treatment will depend largely on your individual needs, there are many affordable ways to improve and enhance your smile, including:
- Professional whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Crowns and bridges
- Orthodontics including Invisalign and Six Month Smiles
- Dental implants
While there are plenty of cosmetic and restorative options, there are also other ways you can invest in your oral health. Preventive measures, including regular checkups and cancer screenings are a great way to keep things inside your mouth running smoothly. Making sure your equipment at home is up to date is worthwhile, too; although electric toothbrushes are pricier than their manual counterparts, they’ve been proven to clean teeth more thoroughly!
Getting a large tax refund after filing is exciting but knowing that you’re putting that money towards something important is even more exciting. This year, consider investing in your oral health; your teeth are a future-proof investment!
About the Practice
Led by Dr. Donald T. Bond and Dr. Timothy D. Ganfield, White Clay Dental Associates has served patients in the Newark community for over 50 years. They offer a wide range of services including general, cosmetic, preventive, restorative, and emergency dentistry. If you have any questions about investing in your oral health or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out through their website or (302) 731-4225.