It’s a simple concept:  Every six months you should schedule a teeth cleaning.

You know that you need to, and as you brush your teeth in the mirror each morning, you remind yourself to put “teeth cleaning” at the top of your to-do list.  Days go by and yet again you forget, and suddenly those days turn into months, and the months, into years.  Then one day and 200 Snicker bars later, a sharp pain radiates through your tooth.  You’ve got a cavity.  And you’re surprised.

For better or for worse, it happens to all of us.  We lead busy lives and allow our health to take the back seat to more immediate matters such as dry cleaning, groceries and laundry.  The question is, what’s the price we pay for this endless cycle?

The answer?  A very costly price in the form of hundred dollar root canals and other expensive treatments that could have been avoided if those appointments were checked off of our to-do lists.  So for the sake of our teeth, body and wallets, let’s regain control of our health.  Not tomorrow… today.

If you need some additional assistance with this task, check out Cake Health’s reminder capabilities for common doctor appointments such as:

  • Annual check up with your primary care physician
  • Annual gynecologist appointment
  • Annual dermatologist exam
  • Biannual teeth cleaning
  • Vaccinations
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Mammogram
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bone density scan
To set a reminder, simply visit your Cake Health dashboard and click “+Add Reminder,”  and receive an automatic notification when it’s time for your appointment.  Starting today, commit to putting your health back in the passenger seat — the ride will be a lot more enjoyable that way.