Why December Is The Perfect Month To Visit Your Dentist

Why December Is The Perfect Month To Visit Your Dentist


Have you been putting off that last bi-yearly dental check-up? This time of year is hectic for many people, so it’s understandable that you may have overlooked that last dentist appointment before the New Year. However, December is actually the perfect month to visit your dentist. Scheduling an appointment before the New Year can help ensure your smile is ready for another year of being gorgeous!

Why else should you visit your dentist this month? Here are the top three reasons December is the best time to get that last check-up in!

Cosmetic Dentistry for the Holiday Season

Maybe you’re avoiding seeing your dentist because you’re embarrassed about your smile. If it’s been a little while since you’ve seen the dentist and you need cosmetic dentistry work done, December is the perfect time to go before the holidays! Your dentist is an experienced professional who sees all types of smiles. Getting the treatment you need shouldn’t be impossible because you have dental anxiety.

Talk with your dentist about what experience he or she has in treating patients with dental anxiety and smiles who need treatment like yours. Chances are, your dentist will be friendly, open, and professional about helping you restore your smile and getting done any cosmetic dentistry work before the holidays. You’ll be amazed at how fabulous your smile can look for family and friends this year!

Get Your Second Check-Up and Cleaning

If you’ve gotten a check-up and a professional teeth cleaning once already this year, that’s great! However, it’s ideal to visit your dentist at least twice a year to ensure your teeth are healthy. Since no two smiles are the same, your dentist may recommend that you come in more or less often, depending on how healthy your smile is.

Regardless, getting that second check-up in December is perfect timing. During your check-up, your dentist can ensure your smile is healthy by checking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral cancer and TMJ disorders. Your dentist will also professionally clean your teeth, removing surface stains and helping your smile look its best and brightest for the holiday season!

Start the New Year Right

If improving your oral care is on your New Year’s resolutions list, visiting your dentist in December makes your goal all the more achievable. Small practices you incorporate into your oral health routine like flossing, using mouthwash, or even getting a new toothbrush can help improve the health of your smile! When you visit your dentist in December for a check-up, you’re starting the New Year right when it comes to oral healthcare. Nothing is more attractive than a healthy smile—so make it to your dentist before January to start a healthy New Year!

This December, schedule an appointment with your dentist to get that second check-up in, talk about cosmetic dentistry, and get a professional cleaning to start the New Year off right. You can ensure a healthy smile all year long for 2017, so don’t put off that dental appointment this December. Happy New Year!


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 Source: https://www.dentalhealth.org/news/details/976  November 2017)