Raise your hand if summertime makes you smile! We all know that warmer weather means fun days in the sun, barbecues, pool days, and much more. On top of all of these fun activities, it’s important to schedule in some time to keep your pearly whites in tip-top shape. Summer is actually one of the best times of year to get one of your bi-yearly checkups done at the dentist! Here are some reasons you should schedule an appointment with our friendly dentists this summer.
Take Care of Your Check-Up
Most dentists recommend a dental visit every 6 months to prevent cavities and other problems. With this in mind, summer might be the perfect time to knock out one of those visits! According to the American Dental Association, only 52% of adults visit their dentist every six months. And while two visits a year is the typical recommendation, some adults should be visiting more often due to their own oral health. If you stay on-top of your two yearly cleanings and check-ups, you can help prevent a number of visits in the future for emergencies or dental disease.
There are a number of reasons summer is the perfect time to schedule your next appointment! First, with summer comes a lot of sugary and acidic food and drinks, like popsicles and lemonade. These seasonal snacks and beverages, while delicious, can wreak havoc on your teeth. The acid and sugar in them can erode teeth enamel or cause a build-up of plaque, both of which can cause cavities and other dental problems. By scheduling a teeth cleaning during the summer, you’re giving your teeth the care they need to handle these items.
Summer is also a great time to schedule your dentist appointment as a lot of us have more relaxed schedules during this season. Without school and other commitments, your social calendar is a lot more open. Equally, a lot of dental offices are a lot less busy in June and July, leaving more options for you for appointment times. Appointments start to fill up once again in August as everyone tries to schedule their back-to-school appointment.
Ready to schedule your next visit? Contact us today!