The holidays are right around the corner, and Red Maple Dental is here to give you some of our top tips on maintaining your dental health. Smile maintenance is important every season, but especially during the super busy ones. Here are some ways that you can continue to care for your smile throughout this upcoming holiday season:
Schedule Your Next Preventative Care Appointment
As your schedule begins to fill with holiday parties, family dinners, and office gatherings, make sure that you make time for your preventative dental care appointments. Preventative dental care is your smile’s first line of defense when it comes to avoiding invasive and costly procedures down the line. We would much rather see our patients once every six months for a dental cleaning than have to schedule extensive restorative procedures down the road. If it has been at least six months since your last dental appointment, that means its time to schedule your next one. During your appointment, our dental professionals will clean your teeth, give you a gum disease screening, and provide you with any necessary x-rays or treatment plans.
Avoid Holiday Favorites
Some holiday favorites include cranberry sauce, fruit-flavored pies, hot cocoa, or red wine. While these snacks and beverages are delicious, they are also especially tough on your teeth. These holiday favorites specifically contain strong staining agents that will quickly dull the appearance of your smile if allowed to fester on your dental structures. We suggest enjoying these holiday favorites in moderation. If you are drinking any kind of flavored beverage like cocoa, tea, or coffee, try to drink from a straw to prevent the liquid from touching your teeth. However, if you simply can’t resist these treats, remember that Red Maple Dental offers teeth whitening solutions. Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most effective ways to restore your smile after some holiday fun. Our cosmetic teeth whitening procedures are quick, affordable and suitable for practically anyone.
Feel Confident With Your Smile
It is more likely that someone who feels confident with their smile will take better care of it at home. This means that the more you love your smile, the more likely you are to maintain a strict brushing and flossing routine even during the busier months. If small blemishes, stains, or gaps have made you feel the need to hide your smile, we want you to know that we can help you. Our office provides a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions to help you feel your best before the holidays come around. It isn’t too late to achieve your dream smile before seeing old friends and relatives again. Schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Hoffert today so that we can help you feel confident with your smile and maintain your dental health for years to come!