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Got Your Tax Refund? Invest in Your Oral Health!

April 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkics @ 3:51 pm
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April 15th is official Tax Day, but if you’re like many, you’ve probably already filed and received your return. This extra chunk of change often seems like a surprising influx, which can cause many people to go big and buy an item, ticket, or experience they don’t really need. However, investing in your smile is money well spent. In fact, using your tax return to improve your grin will benefit your health AND finances. But how? Read on to learn the answer!

The Health Side of Things

While getting that new TV may seem like a good idea, an investment in your smile is the gift that keeps on giving. If you have any dental issues that you’re aware of, get them treated right away. Unlike other medical conditions that can get better with time, dental problems will only grow more extensive and painful. Plus, recent research shows a direct link between gum disease and increased risks of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more. That said, it’s important to address infection or the beginning symptoms of gum disease like swollen or bloody gums.

Even if you think you’re healthy, routine checkups and cleanings are always integral. These regular visits will prevent any major dental issues, and it gives your dentist a chance to screen for oral cancer. Those with smiles that are in good shape can still enjoy alternative health benefits. If you have discoloration, slight gaps, or misshapen teeth, treatments like teeth whitening and veneers will enhance your look to boost your confidence and self-esteem!

Saving You Money

Think of your smile as a long-term investment. If you put your money in now, you’ll actually see a return down the road. Correcting dental issues sooner than later will prevent you from spending extra time and money on dentistry in the future. For example, simple root canal therapy can turn into an extraction if you don’t act fast. Once a tooth is extracted, it will require a replacement, which will increase the cost of your dental care dramatically. On the flip side, cosmetic improvements can open doors in your life socially and professionally. Studies show that beautiful smiles automatically make people perceive you as more trustworthy, successful, healthy, youthful, and friendly. This can obviously come in handy during a job interview, meeting, or presentation.

Ready to take advantage of your tax refund and use it to its fullest potential? Contact your dentist to see what improvements you can make on your smile so you can have a healthy grin and full wallet for years to come.

About the Practice

At Westgate Dental Care, we have a team of 6 dentists who combine their training and experience to offer a wide range of dental services. From checkups and cleanings to advanced treatments like veneers and dental implants, they are ready to help. To schedule an appointment, they can be reached through their website or by phone at (847) 577-7171.