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Achieve Better Dental Health Using Your Tax Refund

April 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drschaffeld @ 3:15 am

Woman in dentist’s chair for teeth cleaningIf you’ve been putting off seeing your dentist because money is tight, there’s no better time than now to schedule an appointment. Chances are your tax refund has hit your bank account. Don’t waste it on a frivolous purchase or lavish vacation. Instead, invest it in a healthy mouth and body. Your oral health and overall wellness are connected. Delaying dental care not only increases your risk of tooth loss but also affects your health negatively. Here’s how you can use your refund to achieve healthy teeth and gums to support your well-being.

Schedule a Cleaning and Checkup

The American Dental Association recommends having a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. However, only 35% of adults visit their dentist regularly. Many Americans are facing financial hardships right now, which can mean putting routine appointments on hold. If it has been a while since you have seen your dentist, use your refund for a cleaning and checkup. 

Preventative dental care stops common oral health issues from occurring, like tooth decay and gum disease. As a result, you’re less likely to need costly dental work later. Researchers have found that $1 of preventative dentistry can’t save up to $50 on restorative and emergency fees. If you have dental insurance, your coverage can pay 100% of the expenses for preventative services after a co-payment.

Schedule Dental Work

If you have a cavity, gum inflammation, or another dental concern that needs addressing, you don’t have to delay treatment any longer. You can avoid a small issue from turning into a big problem by scheduling any dental work. 

Your dental insurance can cover 50% to 80% of the expenses of medically necessary procedures after meeting your annual deductible. You can use your tax refund for any out-of-pocket expenses to rehabilitate your smile without it costing you an arm or a leg.

Improve Your Smile

You can’t put a price on the benefits of having a beautiful smile, but over half of adults don’t like the way their teeth look. If you’re embarrassed by discoloration, gaps, or chips, your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve a picture-perfect smile without it breaking the bank. 

They’ll create a personalized treatment plan that accommodates your budget to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. You’ll look younger, confident, and successful by revamping your pearly whites. 

It’s never too late to commit to better dental health. Your refund gives you the financial means you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You’ll enjoy an investment that keeps on giving.

About Dr. Tyler Schaffeld

Dr. Schaffeld earned his dental degree at the Oregon Health and Science University and has continued his training in various specialties, like sedation dentistry and general dentistry. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Request an appointment through his website or call his office at (541) 263-5435.

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