Summertime. School’s out, the weather is beautiful, and people start leaving for vacations. We’re at the beaches and lakes. We’re going to parties and generally enjoying the outdoors. The heat seems to slow us down a little, creating a summer lull. Consider seeing the dentist during these “lazy days” of summer. Here are a few benefits of taking advantage of this time of year.
While it’s important to see the dentist frequently (every six months), visiting during the summer months offers convenience. No school means you don’t have to plan around structured schedules. Pick a day and makes sure nobody makes plans. You will get your whole family seen with a lot less hassle.
Choosing summer visits to the dentist also helps beat crowded offices. As the first day of school approaches, you’re less likely to get an appointment that suits you the best.
Keep Your Routine
While the summer months do offer convenience, it’s also a time when daily routines get skipped, which affects your oral health. It’s typically a time when brushing and flossing fall by the wayside. To get a handle on keeping your brushing habits in place, create a brushing chart if needed to keep everyone on track. Also, see the dentist. Start the summer out right by going into it with clean, healthy teeth.
The fruits of summer are plentiful. It’s a season of high social activity, and that includes a lot of food and drink. Strawberries, pineapples and other fruits are acidic and will weaken the enamel on your teeth if you’re not performing proper oral care. Adult beverages, sticky fruit juices, and sugary sodas wreak havoc in your mouth. Do your best to protect your oral health by visiting the dentist and enjoy your summer knowing you did something good for yourself and your family.
The Dreaded Emergency
Emergencies pop up and usually cause panic and stress. What if I told you that is avoidable? You can’t prevent a crisis, but your reaction to it could save the day. Maybe someone already has a loose tooth or a developing issue. A visit to the dentist can reveal that and give you an overall status of the condition of your mouth.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve told everyone to stop running around the pool, sometimes it still happens. Slipping can chip or break a tooth. Ask what to do in these cases, so you can be prepared and make it less traumatizing.
At Sair Dental, we’re dedicated to giving your summer a kick-start! Visit us on Fondren Road in Houston or give our office a call at 832-924-2666. We are open on Saturdays for your convenience and have a team of trained professionals ready to partner up with you for improved oral health.