Why is December considered by many the perfect month to visit the dentist?

Any month is a good time to get a dental cleaning or visit the dentist in general, but December in particular has its benefits. If you’ve been putting off that last twice-yearly dental check-up, now’s the time to make your appointment. If you already have one booked, congratulations! This time of the year is hectic for so many people but scheduling an appointment before the New Year can help ensure your smile is ready for 2020.

Here are the top 5 reasons December is a good time to visit the dentist:

1. Cosmetic dentistry for the holiday season

If you’ve been avoiding your dentist because you are embarrassed of your smile, or if you’ve been meaning to get cosmetic dentistry work done, December is the best time to inquire about cosmetic dentistry at Santa Barbara Family Dentistry in Santa Maria. Your dentist is an experienced professional who deals with all types of smiles. You shouldn’t avoid getting the treatment you need because you have anxiety or aren’t sure what kind of work you want. Speak with your dentist about his or her experience in treating patients who need treatment like yours. Your dentist should be friendly, open, and professional about restoring your smile and getting any cosmetic dentistry work done before the holidays, just in time for all those parties.

2. Get your second check-up and cleaning

Presumably, you’ve already had your first six-month checkup of the year in the spring or summer. Don’t forget about the second appointment! Since no two smiles are the same, your dentist may recommend that you come in more often than that, but for most people, twice-yearly is just fine. During your checkup, your dentist will check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and TMJ disorders. You’ll also get a professional teeth cleaning to remove surface stains and help your smile look its brightest for the holiday season.

3. Start the New Year right

Is improving your oral care high on your New Year’s resolutions list? Great! Stick to it by visiting your dentist so you can achieve your goals. You can boost your oral health routine at home with regular brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash. When you visit the dentist in December, you’re doing your part to start the New Year right when it comes to oral healthcare. Remember, nothing is more attractive than a healthy smile, so be sure to see your dentist before January to kick off a healthy New Year!

4. Make the most of your annual maximum dental benefit and plan ahead

Visiting your dentist before the end of the year could help you not only take full advantage of this year’s annual maximum, but also to plan for next year’s dental health expenditures.
Most dental benefits run on a calendar year. Any unused benefits do NOT roll over; so leaving dental insurance benefits unused is leaving money on the table.

5. Promotions and Discounts

As you might know many businesses including dentists during holiday season offer promotions or service discounts.


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