Why is December Perfect Time for Annual Dental Checkup?

Posted by West Lake Dentistry Dec 19, 2022

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Your checkup is the perfect time to discuss any treatment needs you may have and learn how to prevent common emergencies during the holidays. Consider scheduling an appointment during winter break, if possible. That way, if there are any problems that require immediate attention, you have the time to address them before it worsens. Don’t let your dental health take a back seat to other holiday-related obligations! Avoid putting a damper on your end-of-year festivities by prioritizing your oral health with a visit to our office.

  • Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your mouth healthy over the holidays and beyond. Be sure to devote a few minutes to brush after every meal and snack – this will keep food particles from settling between teeth or on your tongue, which can contribute to bad breath and overall oral health issues. If you can, invest in a toothbrush that has a timer on it to ensure you brush for at least two minutes each time.
  • Aside from daily dental care habits, you should also follow a healthy diet that’s full of nutrient-dense foods. Sugary foods and beverages should be minimized as much as possible to maintain optimal oral health. It is also wise to stay away from alcohol, which can dry out the mouth and can cause you to wake up with a sore mouth the morning after drinking. These tips will also help you avoid both cavities and dry mouth over the holidays. A dry mouth can be uncomfortable on its own, but it can also increase the risk of decay and even gum disease if left untreated for too long.
  • It’s important to remember that visiting the dentist twice a year is recommended for everyone. Even patients who do not have a cavity or other serious oral health issues should still make an effort to come in for regular checkups and cleanings. If you haven’t been in to see us in a while, schedule your appointment today to get another opinion regarding your smile’s health. We will be able to inform you of any issues that need to be addressed, as well as offer recommendations on how to take better care of your teeth in the meantime.

To find out more about good oral care habits, call 704-483-1870 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 298 N. Hwy 16 Suite E, Denver, NC 28037.

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