For most people, the summer is a time of rest and relaxation. We usually have less obligations and items on our schedule. Many people focus on getting in shape or working on their tans. Nothing goes better with a healthy summer glow than a beautiful smile!
The Sooner, The Better
Why fix your teeth this summer? The sooner you do it, the better!
Almost every dental problem is progressive, meaning it gets worse as time goes on. Cavities grow, gum disease worsens, and cracks spread deeper into the tooth. The sooner you have your dentist treat these issues, the sooner you will be back to a state of oral health.
Maintaining a state of health is always easier than attempting to maintain something in a state of progressively worse problems.
Save Time, Save Money
Did you know that taking care of dental problems early always saves you time and money?
When you address dental issues as soon as you know about them, your treatment is always less extensive and less expensive. Fixing an early cavity costs less and requires less time in the dental chair than a deep cavity. Catching tooth cracks in their initial stages allows you to prevent it from worsening. Cleaning up mild gum disease is a completely different ball game than treating severe periodontal disease.
The opposite is also true: the more severe dental problems are, the more time and money it takes to fix them. Don’t wait! Now is the time to fix your dental issues.
Get Healthy This Summer
Summer is the perfect time to work towards complete health! Most people have a little more time in their schedules during the summer. Things lighten up at work as people take time off for vacations. There is less hustle and bustle at home with the kids out of school. We know people are busy, and life is hectic.
During the summer, you do not have the busyness associated with school activities, sports, extracurricular activities, etc . . . Use the extra time in your schedule to schedule those long overdue dental visits.
Start a New Routine
Summer is also a great time to get into a new routine. Fixing your smile does not just involve dental work. While dental work may be necessary to get your mouth cavity-free with healthy gums, another important aspect of fixing your smile is keeping it healthy.
This involves home maintenance through great oral hygiene. The summer is the perfect time to start a new oral hygiene regimen.
Your new summer oral hygiene regimen should include:
- Brushing – Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably in the morning after breakfast and at night before bed. But it’s not just about when you brush; it’s also important how you brush. Hold your toothbrush with the bristles at a 45 degree angle to the gumline, and move it in small, gentle circles. If the bristles do not touch the gums, you are not removing all of the plaque from your teeth.
- Flossing – Do not miss a single night of flossing. Flossing is essential to maintaining the integrity of new dental work. If you do not floss and allow plaque to build up where dental work meets the tooth, a new cavity can easily start. Floss every night before bed.
- Mouthwash – Use an ADA-approved mouthwash every time you brush. Swishing with a mouthwash removes plaque from other areas of your mouth and lowers the overall bacterial population. This reduces your risk for gum disease. Using an anti-cavity mouthwash can strengthen enamel and make you less likely to get new cavities.
Get on a Great Recall Schedule
Many of our patients are busy during the school year and find it hard to make appointments for themselves or their children. This applies to teachers, college students, children, school administrators, and any parent. Because most people see the dentist and dental hygienist every six months, the summer is the perfect time to get started.
Take advantage of your summer break to schedule professional teeth cleanings and dental check-ups. Then your six-month recall appointment will be due during your Christmas break from school. By setting up this schedule, you will not need to take your kids out of school for a dental check-up.
Are You Ready to Schedule Your Summer Visit?
Call your nearest Premier Dental of Ohio location today to schedule a dental visit for you or your loved one. We will have you back in shape with great oral health by the time school starts.