Every year, about eight of 10 United States taxpayers receive a tax refund.

Typically the average refund is about $3,000. It’s tempting to use this money for a vacation or a shopping spree…but have you thought about using it for your dental care? Dental care is a wise financial investment and can make a bigger impact in your overall health. 

How Do People Use Their Federal Tax Refund?

Did you know most people actually spend their tax returns on personal finances? “30 percent of Americans intend to pay down debt with their tax refund, 28 percent say they will save or invest it, and 26 percent have earmarked those funds for necessities such as food or utility bills.” This is all according to BankRate.com.

These statistics are reassuring and we hope that a percentage of tax return funds are being set aside for dental care, too.

Importance of Dental Health

What is more important than your health? Not much…. Spending your federal tax refund on your oral health can lead to a healthier life. 

Poor oral health causes pain to your teeth and gums and it also has connections to heart disease, stroke, and other inflammatory diseases. It’s a key indicator of other health risks. Research conducted on systemic diseases like diabetes or oral cancer have diagnosable symptoms if it is caught early enough by your dentist.

Financial Investment in Your Oral Health

Taking care of your oral health now will save you a LOT of money and time in the future. 

The longer your oral health is neglected, the more expensive and the more painful it can be. Regular oral maintenance such as brushing, flossing and regular check-ups are relatively inexpensive. It is when you DON’T brush, floss, and see your dentist has recommended – you may develop more serious dental problems such as gum disease or cavities. 

More serious dental issues can lead to a chain of painful and expensive dental treatments such as dental surgery or dentures. 

When you are thinking about what to do with your federal tax refund this year, consider investing in your dental health. East Orlando Dental is here to get you started. 

What if you took care to avoid dental problems with routine trips to the dentist? You won’t find a better return on investment than that.

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