Though the holiday season is supposed to mean that you work a little less, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends, it’s one of the busiest times of year for many people. We’re talking days and days of shopping and family gatherings, plus the everyday chores that come year-round! In other words, you might not have an abundance of free time during the upcoming season.
One advantage of such a busy time is that fewer people are going to the dentist, which means it’s the ideal opportunity to check in with your dental health. If it’s been a while since you visited the dentist (or you’re coming up on six months), then read on to see more reasons why coming to South Charlotte Dentistry before the holidays is a good idea!
Fostering your oral health is an essential form of self-care, and routine visits to your dentist’s office are crucial for maintaining a healthy mouth. But here are some excellent reasons to come specifically during November or December:
Get the most out of your dental insurance.
If you have dental insurance and your plan is like most others, it starts over in January. And any benefits you didn’t use this year will not roll over, meaning that you might be wasting money by not visiting the dentist at the end of the year. Use the insurance you pay for! Just triple-check the cut-off date with your provider before scheduling your appointment.
Protect your teeth.
The holiday season brings beaucoup desserts, sweet treats, and all-things-sugary. While you shouldn’t deprive yourself of a little indulging, remember that these foods are not beneficial to your dental health! Tooth decay can lead to severe and expensive problems, but seeing your dentist will help you stay ahead of any potential issues.
Visit twice a year.
It’s best practice to get a dental check-up every six months (or twice a year). If you surpass your six-month mark soon, it’s the perfect time to schedule an appointment!
Skip the crowds.
The dentist’s office isn’t necessarily top of mind for most people when Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the horizon. Scheduling an appointment for November or December means that you won’t be sharing a waiting room with as many people. You might even be able to see your dentist without waiting at all!
Boost your self-confidence.
Finally, getting your teeth cleaned not only will benefit your oral health but also make your teeth look better. You’ll gain confidence knowing that your smile is brighter and that you’re in good health for the holidays!
Dental Treatment Options
One other benefit of visiting South Charlotte Dentistry before the holidays is that we will thoroughly evaluate your teeth and recommend any treatments we think could help. Two of the most popular treatments include teeth whitening and Invisalign.
If you are used to hiding your smile because of stained or discolored teeth, your dentist might recommend teeth whitening treatment. Whitening is one of the most common methods for enhancing a smile, and it’s safe, comfortable, and will leave you with a healthier mouth.
When getting your teeth whitened at South Charlotte Dentistry, we will come at the process with an expert approach and give you all the necessary information about the products we use. Your dentist will also evaluate your mouth to see if they need to address any underlying issues. Moreover, teeth whitening is very affordable, and it will leave you feeling more confident than ever!
If your teeth are crooked, you might benefit from invisalign treatment. These clear aligners serve the primary function of traditional braces, but they are much more convenient and comfortable. Unless you have severe misalignment problems, Invisalign can prove just as effective for straightening your teeth, and it can bring your teeth into their proper places within a shorter timeframe.
One of the most attractive characteristics of using Invisalign aligners is that they are practically invisible. And you can remove your aligners when eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth, making it easier to maintain your oral health. If you are interested in the Invisalign treatment, we will be happy to discuss the process with you!
There are many reasons to schedule a check-up before the year ends. If you think it’s time to book an appointment at South Charlotte Dentistry, do it as soon as possible to make sure we still have openings. Get ready to smile brighter than ever this holiday season—confident in your oral health and sparkling teeth!