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Hamilton Family Dentistry
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222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
Mon-Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
222 Chambless Ln Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 628-0011

4 Reasons to Schedule a Dental Appointment Early

March 4th, 2021

The hecticness of the holidays is almost behind you, which means it’s the perfect time to schedule your dental checkup. Your insurance benefits are about to be reinstated. Although you have the entire year ahead of you, only 3% of Americans meet their annual limits. Don’t throw your investment down the drain. Here are 4 reasons to schedule your next dental appointment early in the year.

1. Reduce Your Long-term Dental Expenses

Dental care focuses on prevention because routine services are proven to reduce your overall oral health expenses. Every $1 spent on prevention can save you as much as $50 on restorative or emergency costs. You’ll save money down the road by preventing the need for an expensive treatment.

Your dental insurance makes it easy to see your dentist at least twice a year. By paying your monthly premiums, you’re investing in a comprehensive policy that allows you to get the cleanings and checkups you need for only a small co-payment.

2. Spend Less Time in the Dental Chair

After the holidays, your life will be busier, which means you may not have the time to see your dentist. While you wait until you have more flexibility in your schedule, untreated dental problems might brew in your mouth, turning into a time-consuming headache in a few months. Your semi-annual appointments allow your dentist to monitor your oral health to detect concerning issues while they are still small. As a result, they can be resolved quickly using a minor procedure to prevent needing a lengthy treatment later.

You can use your dental insurance to offset the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. While every plan is unique, most policies cover 50% to 80% of the cost of common treatments to restore your oral health quickly, so you will spend less time at the dentist throughout the year.

3. Prevent Dental Emergencies

Your dentist will check your teeth and gums to ensure there aren’t any dental problems that can lead to an unexpected oral health issue. Although you probably never expect one to happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency each year. You can significantly lower your risk of one by seeing your dentist regularly. You’ll avoid missed days from work and unplanned oral health expenses, so you can focus on your goals in 2021.

4. Invest in a Healthy Smile

You can ensure you look and feel your best by scheduling a cleaning and checkup right after the holidays. Your dental hygienist will remove any unsightly and harmful accumulations while your dentist ensures your teeth are healthy and beautiful. You’ll invest in your smile to start 2021 with your best foot forward.

About Dr. Alan Arrington

Dr. Arrington earned his dental degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He has completed over 150 hours of continuing education in many specialties, like bone grafting and dental implant placement. If you’re ready to commit to your oral health, contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a cleaning and checkup.

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FAQ

  • How often should I visit your office?

    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?

    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?

    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?

    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?

    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?

    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?

    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.
  • How often should I visit your office?
    image description
    We recommend patients visit our office two times each year for dental checkups.  These preventative visits arte the standard in care as set forth by the American Dental Association and this is typically frequent enough to prevent most oral health concerns and diagnose others in the earliest stages.
  • What is periodontal disease?
    image description
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a common oral health concern that occurs when plaque and tartar buildup irritates gum tissue and breaks down soft tissue and supportive jawbone structure leading to a number of oral health concerns.  We offer a variety of periodontal therapy options to renew oral health for patients suffering from gum disease.
  • Can I call you during dental emergencies?
    image description
    We are happy to help patients during dental emergencies.  Don’t heistate to contact us right away.  We provide same day appointments whenever possible and are happy to walk you through first aid and pain management over the phone.
  • Can I bring my kids to Hamilton Family Dentistry?
    image description
    Absolutely.  We’re happy to provide pediatric dental care for young patients and we offer a variety of treatments specifically geared toward patients with growing smiles.
  • I get nervous at the dentist. What can you do to help?
    image description
    In addition to treating each patient with the level of kindness and compassion they deserve, we also offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions to help patients stay relaxed and pain free from the moment they arrive.
  • How will I know if I have a root canal infection?
    image description
    The doctor will need to examine your tooth to find out for sure, but contact us right away if you experience any of the following common warning signs of root canal infection:
    • Severe toothache
    • Sensitivity to changes in temperature
    • Discoloration of a single tooth
    • Infection in the gums around a tooth
  • Do you offer financing plans?
    image description
    We are happy to work with qualified patients to find low or no interest payment plans through two third party dentistry financiers, CareCredit and Lending Club.  Please ask us if you qualify for our financing options at your next appointment.