5 Reasons to Get Your Family’s Dental Appointments Done in The Summer

| June 14, 2016

family dentistry tipsSummer is finally here, and there are probably countless things on your mind. Vacation planning, weddings, graduations, and other outdoor fun can fill your calendar before you know it.

Before your schedule is completely booked, make sure to pencil in your family’s dental appointments. Summer is a great time for getting routine appointments out of the way. Here are five reasons to get your family dental care squared away this summer.

The Kids are Out of School

The summer may be filled with camp, band practice, or other activities your children participate in, but scheduling appointments around school can be a major difficulty. Routine cleanings, orthodontic work and other important dental appointments are much harder to fit into your kids’ lives when class is in session.

For younger children, summer’s open schedule presents another option – pair their dental visit with a fun activity, like a zoo trip! It might even make them excited for their dental appointment.

Getting Your Smile Photo-Ready

Remember those summer activities we mentioned – weddings, graduations, etc.? Before the cameras start flashing and selfies start posting, it’s a great time to get your smile looking its best.

A dental cleaning can whiten your smile and improve your overall health. But along with your regular cleaning, we offer a variety of cosmetic services to brighten your teeth, including teeth whitening, veneers, and dental bonding.

Start off with a free smile consultation, and you’ll be ready when friends and family pull out the cameras this summer.

Finishing That To-Do List

The summer’s to-do list can be a catch-all for activities that don’t fit into the rest of the year. Put your routine dental care at the top of the list, and you’ll be in good shape for the rest of the summer.

This can be especially important if you have trips scheduled later in the summer. Preventing or identifying a problem now can be much more convenient than trying to find emergency care in a different time zone.

Getting Ready for Those Summer Eats

Summer activities can present several challenges to our dental health. Those candy apples at the county fair aren’t going to eat themselves, right?

Having your teeth cleaned or repaired before indulging on your next vacation is a great way to combat all the sugary foods that go hand in hand with summer. And rather than abstaining, a fresh mouth and regular brushing can help you enjoy your favorite summer treats.

Routine Care Prepares You for the Rest of the Year

Summer doesn’t last forever, and those appointments will be much harder to fit in once school and fall activities arrive. By proactively maintaining your family’s routine dental care, you can prevent more serious issues later on.

Preventive dentistry is widely considered one of the most important aspects of long-term oral health. Since nearly half of all adults over 30 suffer from some form of gum disease according to the American Dental Association, your family’s routine dental care should be established early on, and be a top priority.

The summer months are a great time to enjoy ourselves, and take a break from our regular schedules. Taking care of your family’s dental health early on can make the rest of the warm weather feel like a breeze.