We know many people are looking forward to the end of 2020. It hasn’t exactly been one of the best years in modern history.
Even so, we want to send you into 2021 with a smile. More specifically, we want you to celebrate the new year with a healthy smile. This is just one of the reasons we hope you schedule a dental cleaning and exam soon. Call 978-288-1946 today to schedule your appointment at Martins Dental Partners.
Be Proactive To Prevent Problems
If you read our blog regularly, then you know we emphasize the importance of preventive care as an integral part of our family and general dentistry. We also agree with the American Dental Association’s recommendations to reduce your risk of cavities and gum infections.
You should brush your teeth twice daily. Use a pea-sized dab of toothpaste with fluoride. Place it on a soft-bristled toothbrush and scrub your teeth for two minutes, making sure you clean them on all sides.
Clean between your teeth and gums daily as well. Dental floss is the most common tool for this, but flossers and water flossers also work well.
Last, but not least, you should make professional dental cleanings and exams part of your oral care routine. During a cleaning at our office, we’ll remove plaque and tartar buildup, which greatly reduces your risk of decay and gum infections.
Don’t overlook the importance of a professional exam, either. If you are developing a cavity or periodontal disease, it’s best to catch it as soon as you can. Our team will be watching for any signs of trouble so we can treat it and get your oral health back on track.
Don’t Lose Your Benefits
Because of the way things have gone this year, we know many people had to postpone checkups due to COVID-19. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the benefits of professional care, and we are happy to be helping people again.
At the same time, we don’t want you to lose the benefits that come with dental insurance. Most dental policies are designed to encourage preventive care. Check your plan for details, but many plans cover all or most of the cost of a cleaning and exam.
You also should be aware that many of these benefits are only good until the end of the calendar year. If you don’t make an appointment, you aren’t getting the full benefit of the policy you have been paying for throughout the year.
Now, if you don’t have dental insurance, we are more than happy to help you, too. We offer a variety of payment options. This includes third-party financing to help you manage the cost of care. We don’t want concerns about finances to keep you from improving or maintaining your healthy smile.
Show Us Your Smile
As we enter the final months of the year, we hope you have happy memories. We also don’t want a dental problem to disrupt your plans during the upcoming holiday season. You may have to do things a little differently than you have in previous years, but we hope you can find a way to safely celebrate with the people you love.