It is November, and that means the official holiday season is in full swing. As you map out plans and details for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve celebrations, Dakota Dental encourages you to not let other important opportunities slip by ignored or unnoticed.
First, with the end of the year approaching, it is important to capitalize on the remaining dental service insurance benefits to which you are entitled. Year-end also provides a great opportunity to schedule dental work still on your to-do list. Not only can you check it off your list and feel better about yourself, but you can complete it during the current tax year.
The next thing to remember during this busy time of year is to schedule a visit with Dakota Dental Apple Valley dentists. Every year, Doctor’s Shelley Wakefield and Bennett Isabella visit school classrooms, scouting troops, and youth groups to share the importance of dental care. Usually scheduled during February—Children’s Dental Health Month—these presentations are age appropriate and customized for audiences between preschool and twelfth grade. Examples include:
• A dental-care program for younger children may include having a book read to them, being given coloring pages and brushing charts.
• Programs for middle-school students move to a PowerPoint style about the science of tooth decay development and how to make healthful diet and hygiene choices. There may even be a hands-on component.
• Presentations for high-school students also include the PowerPoint program and include a discussion about careers in the dentistry profession, educational requirements, and interest surveys.
At each grade-level presentation, our experienced family dentists emphasize the importance of making good food choices and drinking water instead of sugary drinks. After all, the Dakota Dental motto regarding soda pop is “Sip all day and get decay.”
To schedule the Dakota Dental Apple Valley Dentists for a visit to your classroom or group, call 952-431-5774. If you are due for a cleaning or other dental care procedures or are curious about any remaining insurance benefits, contact us at our Dakota Dental Apple Valley Family Dentistry clinic at the same telephone number or visit online at www.dakotdental.com.