Ways to Improve Your Oral Health with Your Tax Refund

April 11, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilesforlifeteam @ 3:10 am
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If you are one of the many individuals who is awaiting a tax refund, you might already be envisioning how you will spend this money. While some choose to put it back into savings, take a vacation, or pay off copious amounts of debt, there is another way to use it that will lead to a worthwhile investment. If you’ve been considering ways to boost your appearance and enhance your smile, consider how cosmetic dentistry can have you putting your money where your mouth is.

What Cosmetic Services Will Help Boost Your Appearance?

It’s no secret that cosmetic dentistry tends to require more of an out-of-pocket investment. With dental insurance companies choosing not to provide coverage for these services because they are considered “elective,” you may find yourself turning to credit cards or alternative solutions to pay for treatment.

With a tax refund, though, it can be easier than ever to get the smile of your dreams without having to go into debt. Some of the most transformative services you can consider include:

  • Custom Veneers – Thin sheath coverings fit over the front-facing surfaces of teeth to cover imperfections of all types. These custom restorations can change the size, shape, and color of your teeth and last 10-20 years.
  • Direct Bonding – Consisting of composite resin, which is the same solution used for tooth-colored fillings, direct bonding conceals small flaws and can be completed in just one session. With proper maintenance, the treatment can last several years before requiring replacement.
  • Teeth Whitening – Professional teeth whitening of any kind (in-office or take-home kits) is more expensive than store-bought brands but also more effective and long-lasting. Not only will it penetrate enamel and remove stains above and below the surface, but it will minimize the potential of tooth sensitivity, too.

Other Dental Services Designed to Improve Your Smile

Even if cosmetic dentistry is not something you would prefer to use your tax refund to pay for, other dental services can give your smile the help it needs to remain healthy, strong, and beautiful.

You may find it helpful to use these additional funds to pay for a much-needed dental crown or dental filling. Although dental insurance can help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, your tax refund can help keep more of your hard-earned dollars in your bank account.

It’s also lucrative to use this money to cover the cost of extensive dental treatment, like root canal therapy or tooth extraction. The cost of these procedures can add up, so having government money to help pay it off is never a bad idea.

Choosing to invest in your smile with the help of your tax refund will prove beneficial in the long run, especially since it will help to also safeguard against more serious dental issues that can affect the body and the mouth.

About the Author
Dr. James Gray has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years. Graduating from the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio, he and his team provide the highest quality care for patients of all ages. At his dental office in Arlington, he strives to help individuals who desire a healthier smile but might lack the necessary funds to achieve it. Offering services of all types, ranging from preventive and cosmetic care to restorative dentistry and even the most complex solutions, you are encouraged to visit our website or call (817) 460-4131 to find out how we can help you with your oral healthcare journey.