Over the summer, it’s easy to get distracted with all the wonderful things there are to do. Whether it’s spending time at the beach, taking vacations with family, or just enjoying time outside in your garden, summer slips away like a carnival balloon in the hands of a two-year-old.

As a result, many of the appointments and commitments that are so easy to remember during less pleasant months are forgotten during the summer. And that includes dental appointments. If your regular six-month cleaning was during the summer and you either forgot to schedule it or postponed it for a vacation, now’s the time to pick up your appointment.

young family enjoying the beach in summer

Do It While It’s Free (or Nearly)

Depending on your insurance, six month cleanings may be free–or nearly free–as long as you schedule two of them within a calendar year. Now, the terms of your insurance may vary, and we can help you understand what your insurance covers, but if you’re not taking advantage of the full benefits of your insurance, you’re throwing money away.

This also goes for flex dollars you may be accumulating. Hopefully, getting your regular dental cleanings and checkups helps ensure you don’t need any restorative dentistry like tooth colored fillings or dental crowns, but if you do, then it’s a great way to use flex dollars before you lose them. And having a checkup now gives you plenty of time to schedule an appointment to get additional care–and even make additional contributions to your flex account if you want. Using pretax dollars to pay for dental care can make for significant savings, and acting now helps make that easier to do.

Do It While It’s Convenient

Once people realize how much they can save if they get their appointments in before the end of the year, everyone tries to fit one in. Later in the year, this can lead to a bit of a traffic jam as we’re all trying to schedule around various holidays and vacations.

Scheduling an appointment soon can help you get your appointment in on a day that’s convenient and comfortable for you, and you won’t be dealing with a crowd.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about your appointment interfering with holiday shopping or other obligations–it’ll be taken care of.

Do It While You’re Healthy

The whole point of having your six-month checkups is to avoid problems related to accumulation of plaque and tartar over time. If your six-month appointment gets delayed too much, it’s no longer a six-month appointment and the benefit can be lost. If you’re overdue for a cleaning and checkup, you’re more likely to need additional dental care. And the longer you postpone, the more likely it is that you will need additional treatments.

So don’t wait. If you’re overdue for a dental cleaning over the summer, please call (201) 343-4044 today to schedule an appointment with a River Edge dentist at the River Edge Dental Center for General & Cosmetic Dentistry.