Summertime is just around the corner, and while you’re busy making fun plans and scheduling family vacations, your oral health is probably the last thing on your mind. But it’s certainly in your best interest to have your mouth inspected prior to enjoying the warmer weather; having a beautiful smile for those vacation photos, as well as avoiding unexpected dental emergencies, will make your summer much better! Here are some reasons for why you should see your dentist this season.
Summertime Is Convenient
It’s recommended that you visit your dentist every six months for a regular checkup and cleaning; so why not schedule one of those biannual visits during the summertime? You’ll have a large, flexible window to plan for as many appointments as necessary, as sometimes one appointment can turn into two or more.
It might also be challenging to schedule appointments year-round if you or your family members have chaotic schedules, but things tend to slow down in the summer. If you have kids that need dental checkups, you won’t have to pull them out of school.
This also gives your dentist an ample amount of time to start (and finish) and necessary procedures. Whether you need something quick and minor like a teeth cleaning, or something a little more intricate like a filling, implant, or Invisalign, there will be plenty of time to get it done.
Dental Emergencies Aren’t Fun
Dental emergencies can happen anytime or anywhere, and you certainly don’t want one to happen while you’re enjoying your summer vacation! Scheduling a dentist appointment in advance will allow your dentist to examine your mouth and uncover any potential problems. This will greatly reduce the risk of something nasty developing without you realizing it.
Long-Term Protection and Preparation for Your Teeth
During those hot, sunny days, you might be tempted to indulge in sugary treats and beverages; things like sno-cones and sodas are great for cooling off, but they’re also bad for your oral health. Rather than giving them up entirely, seek out preventive dental care! Your dentist can check the status of your enamel and make sure your teeth are in good shape prior to you enjoying some of those cold treats.
Not only is protecting your mouth important, but you also want to prepare it for the season; don’t you want to be smiling in all the vacation photos you’ll show off to your friends? Seeing the dentist prior to your summertime escapades can help guarantee that you have a healthy and attractive smile for all to see.
Good oral health is important year-round, especially during the summertime. Be sure you’re smiling the whole season by visiting your dentist beforehand.
About the Author
Dr. Admasu Gizachew (affectionately called Dr. G by his patients) proudly serves the dental needs of the Brick Township community. Dr. G received his dental doctorate from New York University and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry as well as others. His practice offers a wide range of services including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry—anything your mouth might need. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. G, please reach out through the practice’s website or by telephone: (732) 475-7535.