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Invest Your Tax Refund in Better Oral Health

April 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbc @ 7:45 pm

AMan counting tax refundpril 15th is right around the corner. As the deadline to file taxes approaches, many people have already received their refunds. If the extra cash is burning a hole in your pocket, don’t blow it on a big-ticket item or shopping spree. Instead, invest your refund in your oral health. Here are 3 ways your tax return can save money down the road when used for a healthy smile. 

1. Harness the Power of Prevention

The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning and checkup at least twice a year, but 42% of adults don’t see their dentist as often as they’d like. Various factors delay routine appointments, but the cost is a leading concern. You might feel your money could be better spent elsewhere because you don’t have any current dental concerns. Despite your intentions to save money, you’re opening the door to a costly dental emergency.

Your toothbrush and floss aren’t enough to keep your smile healthy. You also need a cleaning and checkup to stop common dental issues from occurring in the first place, like tooth decay and gum disease. As a result, you are less likely to need an expensive procedure later. Research shows every $1 spent on prevention can save up to $50 on restorative and emergency care. 

If you have dental insurance, you can see your dentist twice a year for minimal expense. Sacrificing part of your tax refund to cover a copay is a small amount to pay to preserve your natural smile and reduce your overall dental costs. 

2. Treat Existing Dental Problems

Did you know 50% of adults have gum disease while another 26% have untreated cavities? Many people are aware the issues are there; however, they forgo dental care because of the cost. Sadly, the problem will continue to worsen until it requires urgent attention. 

You can save yourself from an unplanned trip to the dentist by treating any dental concerns. If you’ve been putting off a filling, root canal, extraction, or another procedure, now is the time to rehabilitate your smile. Your dental insurance can pay up to 80% of the cost after meeting your deductible. You won’t have to worry about a large bill while avoiding the pain and hassle of a dental emergency later. 

3. Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams

If you’ve always wanted a picture-perfect smile, your tax refund gives you the means to reach your goals with cosmetic dentistry. You’ll boost your confidence, look younger, and add a professional edge to your appearance. You can’t put a price tag on the benefits associated with an attractive, confident smile.

Don’t waste your tax refund on a frivolous one-time purchase. Invest in a happier, healthier future with a trip to your dentist. 

About Dr. Kimberly Dennis

Dr. Dennis earned her dental degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry before pursuing higher education in Prosthodontics at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry. She is a member of various professional organizations, including the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Dental Association. If you’re ready to put your tax refund to good use, contact our office today.

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