December is a month for celebrating. It's a month full of festive parties, delicious food, and family get-togethers. It's also a month full of holiday travel, winter weather, and time off work. Most people have time off during the holidays, so they have the opportunity to visit the dentist for a routine cleaning and checkup. This is the perfect time to schedule your appointment, so you avoid missing any work or important holiday functions.
Another reason it's actually a great time to see your dentist is that your children are out of school. This means that you have the flexibility to make time for yourself. While making appointments with your children's teachers is nearly impossible because they're busy, you can usually be much more flexible with your own dentist. In addition, your child gets a break from being in school, which means they will feel less stressed during your typical dental appointment.
From Thanksgiving to Christmas, these are great times to spend time with your family. But it's also the ideal time to get your dental care taken care of! Here are a few reasons to schedule an appointment with your dental office today:
Dental Implants: Dental implants aren't just a replacement tooth; they are also a permanent restoration that can prevent jawbone deterioration from occurring. The dental implant process can take a few months to complete, so it's best to get started early in the new year.
Veneers: Veneers are a quick cosmetic solution that can correct any number of concerns. They can cover up stains, chips, cracks, and even minor misalignments. Getting veneers applied before the holidays will leave you with a picture-perfect smile for all your holiday photos!
Teeth Whitening: A bright, white smile makes a fantastic addition to any holiday portrait. If your teeth have been stained over the years due to staining foods and beverages, teeth whitening might be the right solution to get your smile ready for the new year.
Crowns & Bridges: If you're missing one or multiple teeth, your dentist can design a customized bridge or crown to restore your smile. These restorations can be crafted with porcelain or ceramic to look natural and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Plus, the treatment process is fast and convenient when compared to other restorative dentistry treatments.
Gum Disease Treatment: If you've been suffering from gum disease, now is the time to get it treated! If left untreated, gum disease can cause a range of problems, including tooth loss and bone recession. The sooner you seek treatment from your periodontal specialist, the better your chances of saving your smile will be.
Make an appointment with your dentist and stick to it! Don't put it off because you are too busy or too tired. Having your teeth cleaned and examined twice a year is crucial for your oral health, so don't delay your visit any longer than necessary.
While you are getting your own teeth cleaned, you can also have your children's teeth checked as well. Kids need to see the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings, just like adults do. This way, their teeth can grow healthy and strong.
Once the holiday season is over, you can look forward to the new year with better dental health! Please feel free to contact our office at (206) 363-4300 today for more information. You can also visit us at 10004 Aurora Ave N Suite 14, Seattle, WA 98133. We look forward to meeting you!