Beginning October 6th, over 643,000 eligible Alaskans will be begin receiving their Permanent Fund Dividend, also known as the PFD. This year, the amount comes out to $1,022 per person. It’s money everyone here in the state looks forward to, and goes a long way in helping individuals and their families. If you haven’t had a chance see the video of the announcement made by Alaska Governor Bill Walker, we’ve included it below.
What Should I Do With My Check?
You could save up for a family vacation, put your money into savings, or get an early jump on Christmas. While you wouldn’t be amiss using the money that way, we suggest you invest in yourself and your family.
Invest In Your Family’s Oral Health
We’re not arguing that saving for a family trip or putting your money in savings is a bad idea by any means. What we suggest, however, is improving your family’s health by taking a trip to the dentist for a dental cleaning, or, any other treatment you might have been putting off. A simple teeth cleaning isn’t expensive (so you’ll have plenty of money left over), and is important in catching cavities, potential gum disease, and a variety of oral health problems. This is also a perfect opportunity to check for wisdom teeth and discuss potential removal. As always, we treat every patient with special care, and offer sedation dentistry for an easier, stress-free visit. Just give us a call for more information.
Prevent Problems Down the Line
There’s a reason the American Dental Association suggests you visit the dentist every six months for a cleaning and check up. Left untreated, plaque and tarter buildup can result in a variety of health problems, including:
- gum disease
- heart problems
- tooth loss
- chronic bad breath
With a cleaning and check up, Dr. Seth Lookhart can identify potential problems and take care of them now so you’re not coming in at a later date with a worsening condition.
We’re Here to Help
If you have questions about your insurance, or just want more information about our services, feel free to contact us during business hours. If there’s an emergency, call our emergency line anytime time of day or night.