There’s no time of the year quite like the summer. It means more time in the sun and water, oftentimes during family vacations. Whether you are planning some beach fun or an overseas trip, you will want to do all you can to prepare yourself and your family for the fun. One of the best things you can do is take the time to fit in a dental checkup. Read on to learn four reasons why visiting your dentist before summer vacation is beneficial for your smile!
#1: Safe Smiles
Summertime is full of fun, including the delicious meals and treats you get to enjoy! Most vacations involve indulging in various amounts of foods, oftentimes full of sugar and carbohydrates. Snow cones, ice cream, and sweetened alcoholic drinks are a few of the ones that are enjoyed the most. While these are okay in moderation, it’s easy to get out of the habit of your regular oral health hygiene routine of brushing and flossing consistently. The combination of excessive foods that can damage your teeth and irregular dental care can wreak havoc on you and your loved ones’ smiles. By visiting the dentist before you leave, they can give you a thorough cleaning as well as any other treatments to keep your teeth and gums in good condition for your vacation.
#2. Capitalize on Convenience
It can be tough during the year to fit in a dental visit among all the other obligations you may have, especially if you have children. From after-school activities and work, the year can pass quickly without tending to your oral health. Fortunately, the summer gives you a perfect opportunity to visit your dentist. If you have a summer vacation coming up, you can be sure to go the week before. More than likely, it will be easy for your dental office to fit you in since many people have summer trips planned too.
#3. Get a Jump on the Upcoming School Year
The beginning of the school year can be a mad rush to get supplies and get your little ones back on track for a new semester of learning. By getting your family’s smiles checked out during the summer, you can easily check that off your list. You also won’t have to worry about taking them out of school during the day since you already capitalized on their free summer days. Moreover, what better way to kick off their fall semester than a healthy, bright smile?
#4: Beautiful Summer Vacation Pics
One of the best things about vacations is all the photos. You and your family can relive all the special memories. However, pictures are even more enjoyable when you love how your smile appears. You can have a vibrant smile and a wonderful vacation by visiting your dentist for a cleaning and any other treatments that can enhance your pearly whites!
To ensure a healthy and bright smile during your upcoming vacation, it’s best to fit in a dental visit before you leave. You and your family can rest assured knowing your oral health and grin are in top condition throughout all the sunny days!
About the Author
Dr. Alan DeAngelo and his team at DeAngelo Dental of Homer Glen are eager to help keep you and your family’s smiles whole, healthy, and beautiful. With decades of experience, he has been named by the Consumer Research Council as one of America’s Top Dentists. He offers a comprehensive range of services, including preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency care to keep your oral health in top condition. To schedule an appointment, contact him through his website or call (708) 854-5912.
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