Making regular visits to your dentist or optometrist is important. Regular preventive visits help keep you on top of any issues with your oral and vision health. Did you know that in addition to checking your teeth and eyes, dentists and optometrists can spot symptoms of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease through regular exams? Still not convinced? Here are five reasons to schedule dental and vision appointments today:
Top reasons to schedule dental and vision checkups
Avoid dental and vision emergencies
Small problems may become big problems if they go unchecked. Maintaining regular checkups with your dentist and optometrist may help you avoid emergency dental or vision issues. Avoid trips to the emergency room for treatment for an infection from a broken tooth or concerns about sudden vision loss by consistently visiting your dental and vision health professionals.
Schedule appointments to help you get in a routine
Once you start booking appointments it will be easier to get into a routine. Look at your calendar and schedule all required preventive care appointments now — consider scheduling annual physicals and specialty appointments in addition to dental and vision. Scheduling appointments early will help you start the year knowing you’ll be on track for all your preventative appointments.
Reduce the risk of developing cancer
Regular dental and vision checkups may help reduce your risk of developing oral or eye cancer. Your dentist and optometrist can spot early signs of the diseases during preventative exams. In many cases, cancer that is caught early has a much better chance of successful treatment.
Regular dental and vision checkups save money
Going to regular preventative dental and vision checkups may help you save money. This is because your dentist or optometrist will be able to diagnose and treat any dental or vision problems before they become a serious issue. In many cases these preventative checkups are covered if you have dental insurance or vision insurance.
Checkups give you peace of mind
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this is especially true when it comes to dental and vision health. Attending regular checkups with your dentist and optometrist helps give you the peace of mind that your oral and eye health are being monitored and any serious problems will be detected early.
Scheduling dental or vision checkups is easy
Most preventive checkups are covered at 100% with insurance. If you are covered by Delta Dental of Virginia, you can create an online account and easily check your dental or vision benefits when you like.