Tax Day will be here before you know it, and you may already be excited to have a little bit of extra cash floating around that wasn’t available before. There are countless things that you could invest your tax refund on, but many people end up spending this on things that they don’t necessarily need. Something that you could benefit from is investing your tax refund on your smile. Read on to learn a few reasons why you should invest in your oral health for this occasion.
Prevents Future Health Problems
When considering your dental health, you are probably thinking about your teeth and gums. However, your oral health and overall health have so much in common. Having unsatisfactory dental health is associated with numerous different health issues, including deadly diseases, like oral cancer, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory issues, and early labor for pregnant women. When you take care of your smile and address problems with your dentist, you can catch ailments early on and even prevent them entirely!
Save Your Money
Many potential oral health issues progress over time, so they will only worsen. For example, if you have a small cavity now and have it treated right away, you can save yourself from needing a root canal or extraction in the future. By warding off gum disease now, you can prevent irreversible issues associated with it – like gum recession, tooth loss, loose teeth, and jawbone deterioration. In the end, you can save yourself lots of time, discomfort, and money.
Increase Your Confidence
It’s your dentist’s number one priority to ensure that your smile is in good health, but they also care about how you feel about its appearance. They want you to be confident enough to show off your smile with pride. Whether you are dating again, trying to expand your social circle, or searching for a new job, you will have a lot more luck if you are feeling confident when showing off your smile. Even if your dental health is in excellent shape, it is perfectly valid to want to make changes for the sake of feeling more confident.
There isn’t always extra money available to spend, so it’s the perfect time to invest in something that counts. If you’re eager to improve your smile, give your dentist a call. Your tax refund can make a difference!
About the Author
Dr. Edward J. Dooley is an experience dentist who has been working in the field for nearly four decades. He earned his dental doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, served as a Naval Dental Officer, and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is also a certified provider of ClearCorrect and Invisalign. To learn more about the services Dr. Dooley provides or to schedule an appointment at his office in Spring Lake, visit his website or call (732) 974-2288.