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Summer Ready Smiles: 3 Reasons to Get a Checkup

May 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalexpressions @ 5:43 pm
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Summer is just around the corner, which, for many people, means planning vacations with friends and family. While some stay close to home and enjoy the local pool and backyard barbecues, others take this time to visit far-off places or check off items from their bucket list. With so much to look forward to, your dental health isn’t likely at the forefront of your mind. However, dental emergencies can happen at any time and can put a real damper on your seasonal fun.

To prevent a potential problem from happening while you’re traveling or away from home, it’s best to visit your dentist sooner rather than later. Continue reading to learn 3 reasons why it’s a good idea to schedule your checkup before you head out of town!

Reason #1: You Have Extra Time

In an ideal world, you would see your dentist every 6 months for a routine checkup, but sometimes life gets too busy, and you can’t make it into their office. That makes summertime ideal for dental visits! Without school schedules, extracurricular activities, and stringent work deadlines to worry about, you have more time to schedule your next appointment.

Then, if your dentist finds that additional procedures are necessary to maintain your oral well-being, you’ll have all the time you need for any preparation and/or recovery.

Reason #2: You Can Prevent Potential Problems

Toothaches, broken restorations, and injured teeth are a few common dental emergencies that can be avoided if you take the right precautions. Regularly brushing and flossing twice daily is a great way to prevent cavities and gum disease. It consistently removes a good deal of harmful plaque and bacteria buildup around your teeth and gums that can lead to problems. However, it’s still possible to develop tooth decay in areas that are hard to reach, like behind your molars.

Visiting your dentist for a professional cleaning ensures that your pearly whites are in good condition before you leave home for your vacation. Plus, they’ll check for any areas of concern, like weakened enamel or swollen gums, so they can address them before they progress. This helps protect your smile so that when you leave town, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your teeth are healthy.

Reason #3: You Can Enjoy Seasonal Foods

Hot summer days wouldn’t be complete without cold lemonade, ice cream cones, and other sweet treats. Many people look forward to the different delights available this time of year and let loose on their diet to indulge. Although your tastebuds might appreciate the mid-year menu, sugary foods are dangerous for your teeth. They attract germs that cause tooth decay, gum disease, and even bad breath.

Thankfully, your dentist can ensure that your pearly whites are strong so that when you leave home for vacation, you don’t have to worry as much about watching what you eat. When your grin is in good condition, you’re less likely to have an emergency while you’re out of town.

When you visit your dentist at the start of your summer break, you can make the most of your vacation time without worrying about how your teeth will be impacted!

About the Practice

Patients at Dental Expressions enjoy a wide array of services provided by a highly skilled husband/wife dental team with decades of combined experience. Whether you need a routine checkup and cleaning or a more complex procedure, they have the training and state-of-the-art equipment to handle it. Plus, they take a personable approach and get to know you and your family so that when a problem arises, they can quickly create fully individualized treatment plans to address it. If you’re planning to leave town this summer and want to have a checkup first, you can request an appointment on the website or by calling (920) 788-6280.

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