March 4, 2022
If you’ve received or anticipate receiving a tax refund this year, you are probably excited to see a little bit of extra cash on hand that doesn’t need to be devoted to your normal expenditures. There are all sorts of things you could spend it on, but many people tend to blow their refund on items they don’t really need. One option you could definitely benefit from is investing in your oral health. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Corpus Christi a few reasons why you should put your tax refund into your smile!
Prevent Future Medical Problems
When thinking about oral hygiene, you are generally focused on the health of your smile. What you may not know is just how much your oral health and overall health have in common. They are directly related to each other in several ways. Poor dental health is associated with numerous serious issues including oral cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, dementia, and early labor for pregnant women. By addressing oral health issues, you are also protecting the rest of your body.
Improve Your Appearance
A dentist’s number-one priority is making sure your mouth is in good health, but they also want you to be confident when showing off your smile. When you feel great about the appearance of your teeth, you can be more successful in other aspects of your life. Whether you are getting back out in the dating scene, searching for a new job, or trying to expand your social circle, you’ll have better luck if you are feeling confident. Even if your oral health is excellent, you still have cause to invest in your smile for cosmetic reasons. Self-confidence can take you far in life!
Save Money in the Long Run
Many oral health problems are progressive, so they only get worse with time. Having a filling now could save you from needing a root canal or extraction in the future. By warding off gingivitis early on, you can prevent irreversible issues associated with gum disease like gum recession, loose teeth, tooth loss, and jawbone deterioration. This means saving yourself time, discomfort, oral health risks, and money.
It’s not every day you get an extra check in the mail, so why not invest in something that you will truly benefit from? By putting your tax refund into your oral health, your wallet, smile, and the rest of your body will reap the benefits when you visit your dentist in Corpus Christi!
About the Author
Dr. Sarah Pitarra earned her dental doctorate from Baylor College of Dentistry. She is diligent about continuing education to further expand her skillset which has led to certification in soft-tissue laser therapy and Invisalign, plus advanced training regarding sedation and dental implants. Dr. Pitarra is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. If you are considering using your tax refund on your oral health, she offers a wide array of services. Dr. Pitarra can provide suggestions for your particular smile during a consultation which you can schedule on her website or by calling (361) 855-7171.
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