December is often known as the month of giving. However, it is also the month when many individuals focus on their dental health. This is because December represents the beginning of the New Year. It is the perfect time to start fresh and make resolutions for the New Year.
With the holiday season upon us, it's more important than ever to maintain your oral health and hygiene at home. While the holidays are a time to gather with friends and family and enjoy delicious foods and drinks, it's also crucial to remember to take care of your body. Here are a few reasons why you should visit your dentist in Chicago, IL, near the end of the year:
The holidays tend to include a lot of sugary foods and drinks – cookies, cake, candy, and eggnog are some of the most common offenders. Even healthy foods like sweet potatoes can leave your teeth vulnerable to decay if they aren't properly cleaned in between bites of food or drinks. Additionally, the items that most holiday meals are served with tend to be high in starch that sticks to your teeth and causes plaque buildup. Keep up with brushing and flossing at least twice each day, especially after enjoying Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. You should also avoid drinking any beverages other than water during dinner, as soda and other sugary drinks can attack your teeth and cause damage.
One of the most common post-holiday occurrences is the development of a cavity. If you have issues with tooth sensitivity already, you may be even more prone to developing one after indulging in all those sweets throughout the holiday season. Visiting your dentist for a routine cleaning and exam will help identify any potential issues before they become major problems down the road. If you do develop a cavity, you'll want to make sure that it's not too severe to treat with a filling. This way, your entire family can enjoy their holiday favorites without pain or discomfort over the holidays.
Finally, one of the most common reasons people visit us during the busy holiday season is to get a whiter smile in time for all the festivities. It's never too late to get your dream smile this holiday season, even if you're one of the many people who suffer from teeth staining.
At Dynamic Dental Services, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (773) 538-6191 or visit us at 5401 S. WENTWORTH AVE. #200, Chicago, IL 60609.