Summer is right around the corner, and you and your family are liking to be gearing up for some fun in the sun. Whether it is spending more time around the pool or setting out on a family getaway, you’ll want to make sure your smile looks and feels its best for all the photos you’ll be taking. But to ensure you don’t spend your time seeing an emergency dentist for sudden injuries or infections, here are three reasons to schedule a dental visit before vacation.
Greater Availability and Flexibility
Although not all adults get to enjoy a break during the summer months, many businesses seem to slow down this time, allowing employees to take time off or embrace greater flexibility in their schedules.
If this is your situation, take advantage of it by scheduling a dentist’s appointment. Because you likely have more time and flexibility, you can see your dentist without worrying about missing a meeting or attempting to schedule around other work- or school-related obligations.
The Opportunity to Improve Your Smile
Want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? Are you interested in having veneers put into place to conceal your chipped and stained teeth? Maybe you need to undergo a root canal to address an infected tooth?
No matter the reason for treatment, summer is a great time to start the process. Why? Because there is a greater chance that you have the time to undergo surgery as well as recover at home. Instead of rushing to get back to work, you can take a few extra days off to make sure your mouth heals well so that complications do not occur.
Minimize Your Risk for Serious Injury and Infection
If you and your family prefer to spend the weekends camping or vacationing in various parts of the U.S., the last thing you want to happen is a bothersome toothache or accidental dental injury. This will not only derail your time away from the ones you love but also require time and money to be spent fixing the problem.
By visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning at the start of summer, you can reduce your risk for serious oral health issues and instead, move forward with confidence knowing that your teeth and gums are in optimal shape for the months ahead.
Don’t let the summer pass you by without calling to schedule an appointment with your dentist. With a simple and easy checkup and cleaning, your smile will look its best for any occasion.
About the Author
Dr. Terri Alani graduated from Texas A&M University with her Bachelor of Science before going on to the University of Texas Houston to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. For more than 30 years, she has helped her patients achieve beautiful smiles. Offering preventive services that are designed to minimize the potential for restorative care in the future, she and our team will do everything we can to keep smiles on the right track year-round. Contact us at (713) 621-5141 to find out how we can help.