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Summer Break: The Perfect Time to Visit the Dentist

Now that summer is here, let the fun begin. The weather is beautiful, and the kids are out of school. Time for vacation! During the summer "lazy days," consider scheduling your family's visit to the dentist. Following are some of the benefits of taking advantage of the summer break to tend to your oral health.

Summertime Is Convenient

While it's important to see your dentist every six months, scheduling a summertime visit is convenient. You won't have to plan around a structured schedule. You will have all the members of your family seen without any hassle or having to submit a doctor's note to excuse your kids for missing classes. You won't have to worry about trying to squeeze in evening or weekend appointments. Additionally, if your kids need recovery time after dental procedures, they won't need to take time off school and have to scramble to catch up with schoolwork or make up missing assignments. Summertime dental visits make a lot of sense.

Early Prep for School Startup

When your kids return to school, you may need to present proof of physical and dental checkups. Scheduling exams and cleanings during summer helps you beat the back to school rush, meaning a less hectic start to school. Your kids will be able to focus on school startup with their teeth in perfect shape, rather than having to worry about toothaches or growing cavities. Your child will be ready with a clean and healthy smile for the beginning of the year school pictures.

Teeth Protection for Sweet Summer Days

During the summer days, kids and adults tend to consume more sugary treats, which can take a toll on oral health, potentially resulting in tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to adult beverages, sodas, fruit juices, and sweets, many seasonal summer fruits are acidic and may weaken and erode the enamel on the teeth.

A summer break visit to the dentist will provide the preventive care needed for a healthy, happy smile. For kids, this may include fluoride treatments or applying dental sealants to seal off the pits and fissures of the primary teeth, protecting them from decay and cavities. For adults, professional cleaning removes the plaque and tartar buildup exacerbated by the increased summertime sugar intake.

Prevent Dental Emergencies

Emergencies pop up when you least expect, causing pain, anxiety, and stress. While not all dental emergencies can be prevented, a visit to your dentist can reveal developing dental issues, allowing for treatment before they progress and require emergency care. The last thing you want is to end up with a dental emergency during your hard-earned summer vacation, so don't put off scheduling a visit to your dentist.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Visiting Dr. Rick Dentistry during the summer break is one of those things you'll be glad you did. We are committed to providing exceptional, cutting-edge dental services for every member of your family. We look forward to helping you enjoy a bright and healthy smile for years to come! Call us today!