One of the great things about regular employment (aside from the paycheck, of course) is the employee benefits. However, many employee benefits are time-limited. Your 2015 dental benefits, for example, probably can’t be carried over from one year to the next. With only a few months left in the year, now is the time to contact Dentistry of Johns Creek.
Head Off Trouble
Small problems can become big ones if neglected. And your dental health affects more than just your teeth. Periodontal or gum disease has been shown to be associated with heart disease. If you have diabetes, periodontal disease may make it more difficult to control your blood sugar. Pregnant women with periodontal disease are more likely to have babies who are underweight at birth or to deliver too early. All of these are good reasons to take care of your teeth.
A Pound of Prevention
Your pearly whites need regular upkeep. That means in addition to regular brushing and flossing, you should see a dentist every six months for a checkup and have your teeth professionally cleaned. Although each dental plan may differ depending on the employer, most provide full or partial coverage for cleaning and check-ups. If you need X-rays, that may also be covered. We offer laser dentistry, a procedure that allows us to repair cavities without drilling. One of the best things about laser repairs is that you won’t need an anesthetic, as there is no pain with the procedure. You can go back to work without a numb jaw or drooling saliva when you talk.
In addition to routine dental care, Dr. Shackleford and staff offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures. If your teeth are stained, we can whiten them. Have a missing tooth? Check out our dental implant services. We also offer dental veneers, which can take years off your smile.
Don’t Delay, Your Teeth Will Pay
Check your employer’s dental benefits plan to see what services are covered. You may be pleasantly surprised. If you also have a Flexible Spending Account through your employer, that money can also be used for dental care. Since our office is in Suwanee, it is conveniently located to residents of Cumming, Alpharetta, Duluth and Johns Creek. You won’t need to travel far to have healthy, good looking teeth. Contact the office of Dentistry of Johns Creek to schedule an appointment so you can use up those 2015 benefits before they expire. And you can always call us if you have questions at 770-442-8462.
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