Filing your taxes is far from the most exciting thing to do, but it’s all worth it if you receive a refund check in the mail! At that point, you have a decision to make – how will you spend your tax return? Maybe you’d like to take a relaxing vacation or upgrade your wardrobe. While these ideas certainly have merit, they might not pay any dividends in the long run. If you want to put your tax refund toward something that will save you money down the road, read on to learn why you should invest in your dental care!
The Importance of Good Dental Health
Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, so it makes sense that poor oral health can translate to all kinds of health concerns. The two most common oral health issues – tooth decay and gum disease – can cause discomfort that wears you down over time. Gum disease in particular has been linked to a higher risk of various medical conditions in other parts of the body, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
If keeping your smile (and your body as a whole) in great shape is important to you, you’d do well to consider investing in your oral health.
Why Dental Care Is a Smart Investment
In addition to avoiding the expenses of treating the aforementioned overall medical conditions, maintaining healthy teeth and gums can help you dodge expensive dental procedures. For example, if you spend money now on two routine checkups and cleanings each year, then you can often prevent cavities from developing. That way, your chances of needing to pay for fillings, crowns, root canals, or other dental treatments are minimized.
How to Turn Your Tax Refund into a Healthy Smile
Put simply, an ounce of (dental) prevention is worth a pound of cure. Because damaged teeth can’t heal themselves, oral issues are easier to prevent than they are to treat. And since these problems often go unnoticed in their early stages, you might not end up seeking treatment until you’re in pain, but by that point, you may require expensive and invasive procedures. Luckily, attending a checkup and cleaning every six months is an easy way to benefit your smile – and your wallet – in the long term.
Although it may be tempting to spend your tax refund on something frivolous, take a moment to consider making an investment that will continue to pay dividends over time. In fact, feel free to call your dentist and ask how they can help you make the most of preventive care!
About the Practice
At Market Heights Family Dental, our dentists strive to provide exceptional service, and we’ve done that by investing in the latest dental technology. We aim to stop preventable dental problems in their tracks and help patients like you avoid the consequences of poor oral health. If you want to learn more about why and how you should invest your tax return into your dental care, visit our website or call (254) 699-3565.