By Michael A. White DDS
December 02, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
It might be cold outside, but it doesn’t mean you can neglect your dental health.
While winter won’t officially greet us until December 21st, 2014, we all are preparing as much as possible. It’s amazing how quickly we head from Halloween to Thanksgiving and then to the winter holidays. Time seems to fly by; however, while you’re also shopping for holiday gifts and stuffing the turkey also remember to take some time out for your health. Be thankful for your health this year by making sure you see your dentist in Chehalis this winter.
How often should I see my dentist?
We recommend coming in for dental exams and cleanings every six months. We know that when it gets cold out, it’s harder to want to go outside; however, you’ll be glad you did when you get a clean bill of health, a brighter smile for the holidays and you don’t have to spend your present-buying money on dental work.
Why should I see my dentist this winter?
There are a variety of reasons why you should see your dentist in Chehalis besides just coming in for your routine checkup. If you are experiencing a dental emergency or any kind of pain, you need to come in for a visit right away. This could be a sign of an infection or decay and in order to save your tooth we need to act fast.
Also, as the winter months approach we will welcome the dreaded cold and flu season. While we love the smell of gingerbread and pine trees in the air we will also notice the smell of menthol, as well. That’s become most people go to cough drops when they get sick (after all, no one wants to be hacking all day at work). However, research has shown a link between cough drops and cavities. You might not know it but some cough drops are full of sugar, which can wreak havoc on your teeth. Even the sugar-free kinds still contain ingredients that promote cavities, so it’s important to keep up with your biannual visits.
While we’re on the subject of sugar, should we remind you about all the sugar that tends to be consumed during the holiday season? From Christmas cookies to Thanksgiving pies, it seems that winter welcomes sugary snacks with open arms; however, your smile ends up taking the brunt of it. That’s why it’s imperative that you properly care for your teeth by adopting good hygiene and seeing your Chehalis dentist. Enjoy yourself this holiday season, but also give your teeth some TLC.
Make An Appointment Today!
We know the holidays are a busy time; that’s why we work with you to give you an appointment that fits into your schedule. Call us today to schedule your upcoming appointment, even if it isn’t until winter. You may be more likely to stick to your visit if you already have one scheduled!