It’s the holiday season and staying healthy isn’t normally part of our plans. All the delectable treats seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the gift-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health. Lucky for you, we’re here to remind you that visiting the dentist in December may be the best month to do so.
Get your second check-up and cleaning
So you’ve gone in and had your first bi-annual check-up of the year in mid-winter. Make sure you don’t forget about the second appointment! Your dentist sees all types of smiles – no two smiles are the same – and if it’s been a while, your dentist may recommend that you come in more often depending on the health of your smile.
At your second check-up, your dentist will check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer to ensure you have a healthy smile. Your teeth will also get a professional cleaning service which will be to remove stains and help you have that “Hollywood Smile” during the holiday season and beyond.
Cosmetic dentistry for the holiday season
Maybe you missed that first check-up, that’s okay. Don’t avoid your dentist because they can help you get that smile you want. Your dentist will give you that much-needed cosmetic dentistry work right in time for December and all the festivities that come with the holidays! Getting the treatment you need shouldn’t be impossible because you have dental anxiety.
Start the New Year right
If you haven’t already, make sure improving your oral care is high on your New Year’s resolutions list. Now, to get a head start on it will be by visiting your dentist so you can achieve your goals. Leave the procrastination and anxiety behind! You can boost your oral health routine at home with the following:
Have a routine
Always brush your teeth twice daily, for two minutes. It’ll help you fight off all that candy and keep your mouth healthy in December and all year long. Make sure to use a fluoride toothpaste.
Choose the greens
Cookies and sweets are nice holiday treats, but instead of reaching for another candy cane, eat your vegetables.
You need a lot of energy for holiday activities, but avoid drinking sodas, sports drinks, and juices with lots of sugar. Instead, drink water with fluoride in it to keep your teeth strong and healthy.
Don’t forget, when you visit your dentist in December, you’re doing your part to get a positive start to the New Year by doing what’s right when it comes to oral healthcare. Remember, nothing is more attractive than a healthy smile, so be sure to see your dentist before January to kick off a healthy New Year!
The holidays are a great time of year to start thinking about healthier habits. For more information about the best oral hygiene practices, please schedule an appointment at Mathee Dental Studio in Somerset West.