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Why See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation?

June 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 11:18 am
Model teeth sitting in tiny beach chairs

It’s well into June now, so there’s no denying that summer is here. You’re likely planning to take a trip soon (if you haven’t already). However, don’t get too overeager about your well-deserved getaway. You should see your dentist before your summer vacation starts. As for why, a pre-trip visit has benefits that make fun in the sun more enjoyable. Just let your Fort Worth dental practice explain the details. To that end, here are four upsides to seeing a dentist before your break.

Protection from Summer Treats

While summer treats are often tasty, they put your smile at risk. After all, ice cream, cookies, and other sweets have high amounts of sugar – a carb that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Summertime sodas and juices are also acidic and wear down your enamel.

Fortunately, a dental visit before your trip would solve matters. Standard cleanings treat teeth with fluoride, lowering their risk of decay. Plus, they remove plaque and tartar from previous sugar consumption. A quick dental appointment could thus protect your smile from summer foods.

Lower Risk of Dental Emergencies Abroad

Naturally, a dental emergency on vacation isn’t ideal. It would be painful and disrupt your various trip plans. For those reasons, you’re better off avoiding oral issues while traveling abroad.

In reality, pre-trip dental care helps prevent such emergencies. It lets your dentist diagnose and treat small problems before they get worse. As a result, a vacation-related dental emergency becomes much less likely. You’d get to enjoy summer fun without painful mouth problems!

A Vacation-Ready Smile

Like most, odds are you want to take nice pictures on your trip. (What’s a vacation without vacation photos?) Still, such images require pretty pearly whites. Trip photos of grimy, yellow grins aren’t exactly pleasant. They only distract from the summer memories they’re trying to capture.

Of course, seeing your dentist before a vacation avoids this issue. The visit would provide cleaning and fluoride work that brightens your teeth. From there, you and your family would have smiles that match your beautiful trip setting.

Convenient Appointment Times

Dental visits are tricky when you have a busy schedule. In fact, your day-to-day may leave you with little time for them. As it happens, though, summer can address your dilemma.

Remember, summer is a season of flexibility. It gives adults more time from work and lets students take months away from school. Therefore, summertime leaves you with space in your schedule. You can easily book a dental checkup because more time slots are available.

Given the benefits, try to see a dentist before your summer vacation. They’ll enhance your seasonal break and make it all the more fun!

About the Practice

Summer Creek Dentistry is based in Fort Worth, TX. Led by Dr. Jasmine King, our practice gives each patient warm and family-friendly dentistry. In particular, we offer preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services, as well as dental emergency care. We’re also certified providers of Invisalign clear braces, which straighten teeth quickly and subtly. For more information or to book a visit, you can reach us on our website or by phone at (817)-292-7488.