Teeth or Hair, What is More Important?

A picture of a confused young lady debating dentistry vs. hair's priority

Teeth or Hair?


The end of the year is usually an extra busy time. Family, social, school, and work obligations can keep one constantly running, without the time to consider important things – such as if you are wasting important health care and dental plan benefits that you have worked so hard to fund. 


For most of us, insurance and dental concerns are not high or even present on our holiday to-do lists. Considering how important oral health is for overall health, not to mention the growing interest in the impact of beautiful teeth on a person's overall appearance, it seems surprising that Americans spend more on hair care than on dental care. That said, why would you throw away money? Many Americans are fortunate to have dental insurance. Some of these plans are self-funded, but many are paid at least in part by employers as part of overall benefit programs. The dollars and benefits put aside do not carry over from one year to the next. By not reviewing your insurance usage before the end of the year, you can potentially be throwing away thousands of dollars in free money.   



·       Plan Changes – Our world is a very strange, turbulent, and ever-changing place at the moment. Despite signing up for 2020's health care plans already, changes can still occur. Who knows? (maybe insurers) Overall benefits you receive in the next year may be different from the ones you received this year. There is no guarantee that dental plans will remain constant, either. Don't count on benefits increases; historically, healthcare benefits to not change for the better based on the economy.



·       You- There is one final reason you may need to use up your health insurance and dental benefits before the end of the year –your health. Mind, body, and mouth are all literally connected. Our bodies consist of many systems that work together. Heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, Diabetes, and types of cancers have correlations to one another, and all can be linked to oral health. If you have not been to the doctor or dentist at all for a while, give yourself and your family the present of piece-of-mind. Failing to be pre-emptive with your health is the same as failing to be pre-emptive with your finances. Nothing good ever comes from it. 

Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD has been caring for his patients for decades from his dental office that overlooks San Francisco's Union Square. He and his team take pride in providing the best quality and most gentle dental care available. Over the years, they have transformed 100's of "non-dentist" people into people who actually enjoy their visits and take pride in their smiles. A dental relationship should be a positive one; make sure that you feel comfortable and cared for by your dentist if the experience is "meh…" then ask friends, family, and colleagues about their dentist. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and are in need or want of a new dentist. Dr. Loev and his team would love the opportunity to meet you and earn your trust and loyalty call them at 415-392-2072 or schedule an appointment online today

Team Loev Team Loev is comprised of highly dedicated professionals who along with San Francisco Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant Dentist Dr. Edward Loev are committed to educating and hopefully entertaining in-person and virtual patients and making their lives a bit healthier and brighter

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