Summertime is finally upon us, and you and your family might have several exciting trips and activities planned! But before you get too caught up in your fun festivities, one thing you should consider doing is visiting your dentist for a routine checkup—this visit might make the difference between your summer being fun or a total bummer! Here are three significant reasons you shouldn’t wait to visit your dentist before kicking off your summer vacation.
Reason #1. Summertime Is Incredibly Convenient
Many of us tend to enjoy a little extra downtime during the summer and additional flexibility within our personal schedules. This means that theoretically, you should have an ample amount of time to schedule a dental checkup—as well as any follow-up visits that might be necessary. Not to mention, summer falls right in the middle of the calendar year, meaning if you haven’t attended your first biannual checkup of the year, now’s a great opportunity. Also, if you have kids in school or you’re a student yourself, you won’t have to worry about missing class!
Reason #2. Look Your Best for Every Photo Opportunity
There’s no shortage of things to do during the summertime—you might have friends or family members graduating or getting married, you might have fun family vacations planned, or you might simply be planning a few backyard cookouts with your neighbors. But no matter what’s going on, you should want your teeth to look healthy and picture-worthy whenever someone pulls out their camera or smartphone. Preventive dental visits aren’t just about inspecting your smile; your dentist will also thoroughly clean your teeth and make sure they look their absolute brightest.
Reason #3. Avoid Stressful Dental Emergencies
It goes without saying that visiting your dentist regularly ensures that your mouth is free from any underlying issues that might turn stressful or even painful. Dental emergencies have a knack for occurring during inconvenient times, and if you were to sustain one during summer vacation, it might spoil your plans. Visiting your dentist beforehand gives your smile an added level of protection that’ll allow you to sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself without worrying about uncomfortable issues that might afflict your pearly whites.
About the Author
A proud native Texan, Dr. Renee Corbitt received her DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School and has served patients and families in Fort Worth for several years. She’s an active member of many professional dental organizations, including the renowned Academy of General Dentistry. If you have any questions about the blog or the services offered by her practice, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Corbitt online or by telephone for additional information or assistance. Telephone: (817) 294-8821.