The holidays are a festive season filled with great food and family quality time. When it comes to cooking, we go all out during the holidays and prepare the best and most delicious recipes we know. It’s also a time when our teeth are at great risk, but no one has time to get a dental checkup this time of the year!
Why should we visit the dentist as soon as the holidays are over?
Let’s face it, we’re all guilty of holiday overeating. After all, it’s only once or twice a year when you get to taste Nana’s signature apple cranberry pie and savor the amazing flavors of Mom’s pineapple glazed ham. Desserts are also a must in every dinner table, and having second helpings of pie and yule log increases your chances of developing tooth decay.
Sure, holidays have specific dates, but Christmas doesn’t end on December 25th. All the leftovers can last for another couple of days, and usually families continue to serve great food every day until New Year’s Eve, not to mention the various family parties and social gatherings that we’ve got lined up for the entire month of December.
Even if you don’t indulge this holiday season, you still need regular dental care. If you don’t have a family dentist yet, the new year is the perfect time to get one. Both adults and children need professional dental care at least twice a year. The sooner you follow a dental schedule, the higher your chances are of preserving the health of your teeth and gums. In the long run, you will be able to see and appreciate the benefits of regular oral care. The New Year is a great start for everyone who doesn’t have a fixed dental care schedule yet.
Your oral health isn’t just connected to your teeth and gums. It is also a strong indicator of your overall health and wellness. By keeping your oral health in check, you may also be protecting your entire body from certain diseases.
Enjoy the holidays while they last, but as soon as the new year arrives, visit Ace Dental Roseville and get a complete oral exam. We will work with you to maintain the health and beauty of your teeth!
Keep your oral health on track with regular dental appointments!