Why is December A Great Time To See Your Dentist?
Posted by Dr. Lee on Dec 17 2022, 11:01 AM
The holiday season is a great time to catch up with friends and family, but don’t forget your oral health! It may seem strange, but the best time of year to visit your dentist is at the end of the year. Here are some reasons to visit your cosmetic dentist in December.
The holidays are often filled with sweets and treats that can cause problems for your teeth if you’re not careful. It’s smart to get a checkup before the end of the year so you can catch any problems before they get worse! There are many reasons to see your dentist at the year-end; some of the reasons include the following:
- Holiday foods and drinks can coat your teeth in sugar. This can cause plaque to build up over time and lead to cavities. It’s also not uncommon for patients to accidentally chip or crack a tooth while they’re consuming holiday meals. Be sure to schedule a visit before the end of 2022 so you don’t end up with an unexpected bill from emergency dental care.
- During your cleaning appointment, your dentist will also screen your mouth for any undiagnosed gum disease or oral cancer. It’s always better to catch a problem before it gets worse, so don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment if it’s been a while since your last one.
- Visiting your dentist can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums during the holidays by avoiding cavities and gum disease. Additionally, your dentist can give your teeth a deep clean that can remove stains caused by cranberry sauce, red wine, and more.
- If you are concerned about how your smile looks in pictures from holiday parties or get-togethers, you may want to schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss cosmetic dentistry treatments like Invisalign and teeth whitening. While professional whitening can make your teeth up to ten shades brighter, at-home treatments like toothpaste, strips, and trays can help remove surface stains.
- Because so many people travel during the holiday season, it can be hard to find a dentist who is open when you need them. Fortunately, many dentists offer emergency services over the holidays if you need restorative dental care as soon as possible.
Whether you’re traveling to see family or spending the holidays at home, make sure your teeth are their healthiest by getting a checkup and cleaning this season.
The dentists at Downtown Concord Dental can help you improve your smile. We are located at 2151 Salvio St Suite A-1, Concord, CA 94520. Contact us at (925) 566-8738 or visit our website to book an appointment with us.