One of the best parts of summer are the trips and vacations you get to take with friends and family. While we fully support your opportunity to kick back and relax for a few days (or weeks) this season, we don’t want your oral health to be compromised in the process. We also don’t want issues within your oral health to jeopardize your vacation. At Gainesville Dental Group, we’ve outlined the following tips to ensure a healthy smile and your summer traveling plans can positively co-exist:
#1 Schedule Your Dental Appointment Before You Go
Are you overdue for a dental cleaning? Do you have a restorative service like a root canal or crown on your treatment plan? We highly recommend that patients get their cleanings and dental work in before they leave for summer vacation. This ensures that dental issues don’t become major (and painful) problems while you are miles away from our office.
#2 Don’t Slack off On Your Dental Hygiene Habits
We get it; “you’re on vacation!” However, while it is okay to let many duties fall by the wayside during vacation, don’t let your teeth cleaning habits be one of them. Vacations tend to include extra sugar indulgences, which makes it even more important to keep up with your brushing and flossing schedule while you are away.
#3 Make Sure Your Smile is “Photo-Ready”
You’ve likely planned for a family photo shoot at the mountains or selfie session with your bestie at the beach. These moments should definitely be captured. But don’t forget to prep your smile before you get in front of the camera. When looking back at your vacation pictures, you’ll be glad you snuck in that teeth whitening session with your dentist before you hit the road!
Where are you headed this summer? At Gainesville Dental Group, we wish our patients a fun, relaxing and safe trip. We also want to do our part in making sure your teeth stay healthy and pain-free while you are away. If you do encounter a dental emergency (and this does happen), please reach out to us so that we can guide you what to do. Call today to learn our openings for dental treatment before your summer vacation begins.
Posted on Behalf of Gainesville Dental Group