Pandemic restrictions are gone, meaning summer is a season of fun again! People can travel freely to beaches, pools, and other exciting locales for well-deserved vacations. Still, consider seeing your dentist before shipping off for your getaway. Dental treatments before summer vacation have some pretty good benefits. Learn about four such benefits below to see for yourself!
Keep Your Smile Safe
Summer refreshments like ice cream, soft drinks, and snow cones don’t have a reputation for promoting oral health. In fact, their high sugar levels often damage mouths through tooth decay and gum disease. Furthermore, summer fruits, juices, and alcohols could stain your teeth and thus yellow your smile.
You could prevent these effects by visiting your dentist beforehand. Professional teeth cleaning would remove excess plaque and tartar, while teeth whitening would bleach away yellow stains. Your kids could get fluoride treatments to protect their pearly whites against decay and cavities. Whichever you choose, cosmetic dental services would defend your mouth against summer foods and drinks.
Convenience for You & Your Kids
Dental appointments in summer tend to be more accessible compared to alternatives.
You’d probably find it easy to use a vacation day to squeeze in dental treatment. In comparison, booking a weekend appointment around long work hours would be difficult. Many practices aren’t available on Saturdays and Sundays, and those who are available have few timeslots.
It’d also be easier for your children. Taking them out of school for an appointment has various drawbacks, including missed class time. However, school-free summers let kids receive treatment without scheduling hassles.
Early Prep for School
Some schools require proof of physical and dental checkups at the beginning of the fall semester. As such, many dental offices have back-to-school rushes at summer’s end.
You can avoid dealing with other parents and kids by having your appointment before your vacation festivities. That way, your child can start the new schoolyear with a clean and beautiful smile!
Great Vacation Smiles
Memories of fun summers are precious, and many like to preserve them with photos and videos. You won’t be able to do that if stains and cracks mar you or your kids’ teeth.
Your dentist can give you white, gleaming smiles with professional whitening, dental veneers, or even dental implants. You can then confidently show off a white smile to commemorate your exciting adventure.
Don’t let poor oral health ruin a glorious return to summer fun. Instead, see your dentist so your vacation is good for you and your smile!
About the Author
Dr. Karen Ho has worked as a dentist for almost twenty years. During that time, she has continued her education through seminars at the Biomimetic and Advanced Adhesive Restorative Dentistry (BAARD) Institute in Arizona. Her specialties lie in preventive and cosmetic dentistry, though she also seeks to learn techniques for effective restorations. Dr. Ho currently practices at her self-titled clinic and is reachable at her website or by phone at (408)-558-9444.