A dentist can help you maintain good oral health all year round. But, many people avoid going to the dentist in December because they think that it doesn't really matter if they skip a visit. However, there are several reasons why seeing your dentist in December is beneficial.
Tooth pain and damage can occur from eating or drinking sugary treats like candy and candy canes. People tend to indulge more in the holidays, which can mean that they eat and drink things they normally wouldn't. The increased sugar consumption can cause decay to form in teeth. If it isn't treated, it can lead to pain and even tooth loss. Scheduling an appointment for a cleaning and checkup early can help ensure any holiday-related issues are addressed right away and prevent further damage from occurring. Additionally, if you experience tooth pain or discomfort, the early appointment ensures you can get the relief you need before the condition worsens. Early treatment gives your teeth the best chance of lasting a lifetime.
Many people do not realize that dental insurance carries benefits through the end of the year, too. If you have unused benefits or would like to see your dentist get a head start on next year's care plan, give us a call to schedule a visit!
Many plans allow you to roll over any unused benefits to the next year. This lets you "bank" your benefits and uses them later in the year. To get the most out of your benefits, you may want to schedule your appointments as early as possible. That way, you have more time to use all of your available benefits before the new year rolls around.
Dental restorations like crowns, bridges, and fillings often take multiple office visits to be completed. This is especially true for dental crowns or bridges that are fabricated in a laboratory. However, this doesn't mean that you can't have the treatment completed before the end of the year! If your treatment requires multiple appointments, why not complete it before the rush of the holiday season begins? That way, you won't have to worry about fitting your treatment into a busy schedule or delaying treatment until next year.
While the holidays might seem stressful, there are actually a lot of benefits to visiting your dentist during the holiday season. In addition to receiving the best dental care possible from your dentist, you can also enjoy reduced stress and anxiety when you visit them. This is because you no longer have to worry about your oral health and your smile while you are enjoying your holiday festivities with friends and family. Additionally, if you are going to be traveling, they can provide you with tips and advice to keep your teeth and gums safe while on the go.
Keeping your stress levels low is especially important during the holidays because holidays are often when people experience the most stress out of any other time of the year. Unresolved stress can negatively affect the health of your teeth and mouth, so it is important to visit your dentist if you have concerns or questions. However, you should also practice proper oral care at home by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and eating a healthy diet.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Pham at Silver Summit Dental by calling us at (801) 542-0998 or visiting our office at 5734 13400 S, Herriman, UT, 84096.
5734 W 13400 S
Herriman, UT, 84096
Silver Summit Dental
5734 W 13400 S
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