It’s that time of year again! The holidays are upon us, and we are all very busy with traveling, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids while they’re on vacation from school. A trip to the dentist may feel like one more thing to add to your to do list this holiday season, but it is more important to take care of your dental health now than at any other time of the year. At Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, we’re here to help you keep up with your perfect smile this holiday season with hygiene advice and reminders.Read more: Caring For Your Smile Over The Holidays
Avoiding Oral Hygiene Problems For The Holidays
During your Thanksgiving feast, there will be so many different foods to enjoy. We want you to enjoy time with your family and enjoy your feast, but don’t forget to take care of your teeth too. Try to limit drinks that may stain your teeth – such as coffee, wine, and juice- so that you can keep a bright smile in your holiday pictures.
Avoiding an abundance of sugary snacks can help prevent cavities growing in. While it does take time for these cavities to form, if you are constantly snacking on foods that are high in sugar, the chances of bacteria growing in your mouth are more likely. Don’t forget to brush your teeth and floss after your meal. This not only helps with bad breath, but you will be able to get all the debris from your food out and your smile will feel fresh.
If you want your smile to look radiant in holiday pictures, our office also offers teeth whitening services in-office or with an at home kit. It will take a few weeks for these to show their full effect, meaning if you start now, by the time December holidays roll around, you will have a picture-perfect smile.
When Is The Last Time You Saw The Dentist?
If your last appointment was before May, it’s time for your next dental checkup! These appointments are important to keep up with your health. A dental checkup includes examining your teeth for any early signs of tooth decay or build-up of tartar that can lead to serious problems later like cavities and gingivitis. Your dental provider will also give your teeth a cleaning and polish so that you can leave the office with pearly whites for those holiday pictures.
Putting off the dentist may mean that there are problems that can go undetected for longer. The more time that a problem must spread, the more time you will have to spend on restoration later. So don’t put off your regular checkups!
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Call our office at Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today at (515) 965-0230 to schedule your next appointment.