3 Reasons to Spend Your Tax Refund on Oral Health

April 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_donnelly @ 8:06 am
Jar labeled 'tax refund' next to piggy bank

Given the past year’s challenges, it’s understandable to use your tax refund for stress relief. This relief might mean paying off debts, making much-needed home repairs, or even something as simple as good entertainment. Whatever the case, having your reimbursement make life more bearable is an obvious spending choice.

However, less obvious is that money spent on oral health would serve this purpose. In other words, using your refund for dental treatment would ease your burdens and add to your well-being. To that end., here are three reasons why seeing your dentist in San Marcos is a wise investment.

Treatment Will Boost Your Physical Health

Both preventive and restorative dentistry strengthen your body’s physical health. With the latest methods and technology, dentistry can alleviate symptoms like tooth sensitivity, swollen gums, and jaw pain while addressing the root of the problem. Treating such issues keeps harsher conditions like oral cancer, heart disease, and diabetes at bay. As a result, you could live your life without being hampered by these ill effects.

Treatment Will Boost Your Appearance + Mental Health

Dentists’ offerings can also improve your appearance. Professional whitening and veneers make yellow, chipped teeth look whiter and smoother. Dental implants will replace missing teeth and prevent further tooth loss. You could even make your pearly whites straighter with Invisalign aligners or traditional braces.

These and similar procedures’ improvements to your smile would greatly strengthen your confidence. Improved self-confidence, in turn, would lead to better mental health and mood. Your new, white smile would make you both look great and feel that way.

It’s Affordable with the Right Resources

Dental work can be tricky to finance. Unemployment, debt, and other costs may lead you to believe they’re unnecessary or extravagant expenses. However, putting off your dentist visit will lead to a decline in health that only hurts you in the long run.

Fortunately, your tax return would make dental care more affordable. Along with your insurance benefits, your tax return might give you the leeway to talk with your dentist about solidly priced options. Plus, services performed sooner tend to be less expensive than those done later. By preventing pre-existing conditions from further deteriorating, you’d be saving money otherwise spent on costly remedies down the line.

A healthy, pleasing smile, as it turns out, can result in a more stress-free life. So, if you want your tax return to buy some lasting calm, book a time with your local dentist for appropriate treatment.

About the Practice

San Marcos Gentle Dental is based in San Marcos, TX. Headed by Dr. J. Robert Donnelly, their team specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry.  To ensure a safe, comfortable patient experience, they offer sedation dentistry that eases treatment anxiety. Due to his superior expertise and technology — including digital x-rays, 3D computer imaging, cavity detection, and more — Dr. Donnelly was recognized by Texas Monthly as one of 2020’s Texas Super Dentists. For more information or to schedule an appointment, the team can be reached at their website or by phone at (512)-396-5225.

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