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If it has been a while since your last dental checkup and cleaning, now is the perfect time to schedule your semi-annual dental hygiene appointment. With October being National Dental Hygiene Month, it offers the perfect reminder to schedule a dental cleaning and checkup with your dentist in Marietta, Dr. James Merriman. As you snack on Halloween candy, make sure you do not suffer damaging effects by having your teeth professionally cleaned and a comprehensive examination to protect your oral health.

Scheduling Your Semi-Annual Appointment

The American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist twice a year for regular dental checkups and cleanings. However, we understand that life gets busy. Often, visiting the dentist gets placed lower and lower on the priority list, especially as the holidays approach. However, the very last thing you will have time to deal with is a serious dental procedure. In order to prevent this from happening, you need to visit your dentist regularly. By seeing the dentist twice a year, you will prevent the development of a serious oral health problem that can cause you to miss work or damper the holiday spirit.

As the year draws to an end, now is the perfect time to schedule your appointment before the year ends. For those who have dental insurance, you are able to maximize your dental plan’s allowance before the year is up. As a result, you will pay little to no out-of-pocket cost for the appointment because the majority of dental insurance carries offer two routine appointments each year. Now is also the perfect time to use your HSA funds before the year runs out. By scheduling your appointment now, you will ensure you receive affordable care with little out-of-pocket expense.

Importance of Semi-Annual Appointment

All too often, people underestimate the importance of a semi-annual appointment. However, next to brushing and flossing, visiting the dentist twice a year is the best thing you can do for your oral health. At each routine appointment, we thoroughly clean the teeth to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. In addition, we provide a comprehensive examination to evaluate the current health of your teeth and gums. We will detect potential problems or areas of concern to provide the best course of treatment. By treating the problem early, you prevent the complication from becoming worse. As a result, you will not need to have to undergo a costly or invasive procedure.

Your Dentist for Routine Appointments

As your dentist, we do not want to see you place your oral health at risk by not visiting the dentist regularly. We know that life tends to get busy and you may not always have the time to schedule an appointment. However, we encourage you to schedule an appointment now before the year ends.

With an appointment now, you will ensure you are making the most of your dental insurance while starting the holiday season with a bright, healthy smile. If you are ready for your next dental cleaning and checkup, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Envision Dental

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