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Preparing Your Smile for 2021

December 16, 2020
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With 2021 just a couple of weeks away, now is the time to start thinking about your smile. We want you to be ready for a new year with a new smile, which is why we want to see you for a checkup and cleaning. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist will explain why a few simple changes in your daily habits could improve your oral health!

Using Your Benefits

As we’ve mentioned before, at midnight on December 31st any remaining dental insurance benefits you have will expire. If you haven’t used them, you simply lose the benefits you’ve paid for! In addition, if you have a health savings account, then the funds would vanish as well unless put to use by the end of the year. Once 2021 begins, you may even be caught in a waiting period before you can use your new benefits. This means scheduling a visit now to use them and start the road toward a better, brighter smile is a great choice. Everything then starts with a dental exam.

Checkups and More

With a checkup, we take a close look at your teeth, gums, and oral structures with advanced digital technology, including digital X-rays and intraoral cameras. The images we gather will enable us to carefully look at your smile and identify common problems in the earliest stages, addressing them before they put your smile at risk. We could look for demineralization and tooth decay, gum inflammation or gum disease, TMJ disorder, bruxism (teeth grinding), and even screen for oral cancer. The sooner we address these issues, the more likely you are to avoid major complications for the beauty and function of your smile. We also clean your teeth, removing all plaque and tartar buildup to lower the risk of cavities and gum disease, and also fight bad breath and teeth stains. If we discover areas of concern, we can offer lifelike treatment options, such as custom-made crowns!

Better Homecare

You should also make sure you care for your smile throughout the holiday season. Try to limit how many of your sugary holiday favorites you enjoy, and drink plenty of water to help cleanse your smile. Don’t become lax with brushing and flossing on your days off, and let us know if you encounter toothaches or other signs of trouble. If you have any questions about using your remaining benefits, or about scheduling a checkup, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Dental Hygiene?

Our team is ready to help you enjoy improved oral health now and in the new year too. To learn more about our options to improve the function and beauty of your smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.