December is a month full of celebrations and festivities. With the holidays, the end of the year, and winter germs, December can also be a month full of dental problems. At your dentist in Sunnyvale, you can get your teeth their cleanest before the new year begins.
If one of your goals for the New Year is to improve your oral health, then a dentist appointment is a great first step! In diagnosing and treating issues early on, you may be able to avoid more invasive and expensive treatments in the future.
Most people think cavities and gum disease are problems only older people have, but this is simply false. In fact, people of all ages can get cavities or suffer from other oral health issues. This is why visiting your dentist regularly is so important. December is an ideal time to visit the dentist for a few reasons. First, the holidays are approaching, which means you will be entertaining guests and making plans to visit loved ones. The second reason to visit is that many children have their winter break from school during this timeframe.
Holiday gatherings often involve eating more sweets than usual. You’ll also be opening gifts that may include food – candy and other snacks are popular during this time of year. Unfortunately, sugar is one of the worst things for your teeth. It feeds oral bacteria, which can cause dental issues like bad breath, mouth sores, and periodontal disease. Luckily, you can enjoy your holiday without negatively affecting your oral health by visiting your dentist for your routine cleaning. Not only will it help ensure that your mouth is healthy, but it will give you a clean slate to start the New Year on!
If you skipped your dental care routine during the holidays, you’re not alone! Many people put off important dental care visits because of the holiday season. In fact, 27% of people skip their yearly cleaning and checkup appointments during this time of year. However, it’s important to keep these appointments – and here are a few reasons why:
Avoiding routine dental care increases your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, which can result in painful and costly treatments. What’s more, skipping your appointment now could lead to needing more invasive treatment later. On the flip side, keeping your routine cleanings can help to avoid costly procedures in the future. Plus, keeping your teeth healthy is a great way to boost your body’s overall health as well.
So, this year, be sure to schedule your routine appointment in December so that you can avoid losing out on great preventive care opportunities in the new year. Call (408) 830-0123 for an appointment or visit our office at 1298 Kifer Road Suite #501, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Our dedicated dentists and staff will gladly take care of you!