Before long the summer will be a thing of the past and we all will be back to the schedules and routines of school and work. Summer is fleeting despite our best attempts to hold it tight!
Before it does end though, you should make the most of your newfound freetime and be sure to schedule your semi-annual dental checkup appointment. The start of school time is hectic and if you aren’t careful you will miss scheduling your appointment and that isn’t great for your dental health or your overall health.
While you are a little more flexible with your routines, you should go ahead and get those smiles checked out. But why do we stress your semi-annual checkup so much to you? A lot can happen to your smile over the summer without being checked out.
Your dental cleaning is just one part of your dental checkup but it is a big part. During the summer months, you are more likely to partake in sweets and sugary drinks. Many people are taking vacations and tend to be off of their brushing and flossing routines. This can lead to a build-up of plaque on your teeth.
During your cleaning, it also gives us a chance to catch any potential dental issues before they become bigger problems like cavities. No one wants to have to go through the pain and discomfort of something like that when it could be dealt with by coming by for a simple dental checkup.
Protect Your Teeth With Sealants
We know that you do your best throughout the year to protect your teeth. However, to protect your teeth even more dental sealants may be a good option. Sealants do just as the name suggests, they seal the surface of your teeth.
During your dental checkup, you may decide to add them to your back teeth to protect the deep pits and grooves from collecting excess plaque and bacteria. This keeps your teeth from developing fewer cavities and a lower risk of tooth decay.
Prevent Dental Emergencies
If you come in now, rather than later we can potentially catch any oral health problems you may not have seen on your own. Wouldn’t you rather come in for a dental checkup now, rather than be calling in for a dental emergency appointment a couple of months down the road?
While emergencies do happen, many of the calls that we get for dental emergency appointments are due to issues that could have been dealt with if patients had come in for prior appointments. If you ever find yourself in any type of dental pain, please give us a call, we are available 24/7.
Schedule Your Summertime Dental Checkup
Your semi-annual dental checkups are important to keep your dental health at its best. The summer is a great time to come in and see us and get those smiles looking their best.
Give us a call today to schedule your appointment today, (903) 231-6605. We hope you have a great rest of your summer!