From Dr. Delica and our entire team at Delicate Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, Happy New Year! We know the fresh start often brings about resolutions to do better. If prioritizing your oral hygiene routine is on your list, then we’d love to help you see your healthiest smile yet. Here’s how!
Schedule Your Dental Checkup and Cleaning
According to the American Dental Association, over 40% of Americans have not seen a dentist in the past year. If you are a part of this statistic or you simply haven’t scheduled your first appointment of 2021 yet, priority number one is getting your dental checkup and cleaning on your calendar. Not only will this ensure that dental concerns (like decay and gum disease) are caught in the early stages, but it will also allow your dentist to remove built-up tartar, clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, and prevent stubborn stains from forming!
Utilize Your Insurance Benefits
Whether you have an individual dental plan or one through your employer, the goal is the same: for your coverage to benefit your oral health and your wallet. Interestingly, even those with dental insurance at times miss smile-saving benefits, like utilizing the two exams, two cleanings, and X-rays included in their coverage. Since many dental plans renew on January 1st, there is no time like the present to get your smile checked out – just request an appointment and our team will take it from there!
Commit to a Consistent At-Home Oral Hygiene Routine
You’ve probably heard the saying, “The key to success is found in your daily activities.” While it applies to virtually any goal you’re looking to accomplish, it is especially true when it comes to caring for your teeth and gums. To ward-off decay, remove food particles, and prevent gum disease, it is of the utmost importance that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash regularly. You can find more information on home care in our next e-mail!
Prioritizing the health of your smile in 2021 is a great goal, and we want to help you accomplish it. If you have any questions about oral care best practices or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us!
About the Author
Dr. J’Nelle Delica’s interest in the field of dentistry began as a teenager and has blossomed into a career dedicated to creating healthy smiles. Her unyielding passion for helping others achieve beautiful smiles led her to graduate with honors from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and she has been helping patients ever since. To learn more about how she can help you achieve your smile goals or to simply schedule your checkup and cleaning, visit her website or give her a call at 561-892-2170.