The upcoming fall season means the holiday season will be here in no time. Pictures, parties, family gatherings – your smile will be on display. Now is the perfect time to start taking action to beautify your smile in time for this holiday season. A bright, beautiful smile helps exude confidence and joy in all of your photos and lasting memories.
- Schedule a Dental Checkup
The first step is scheduling a thorough cleaning and exam with your dentist. We will be examining your mouth for any issues that need to be addressed, such as cavities, dental damage, or gum disease. If any concerning areas arise, we can develop a treatment plan now. It will allow enough time to complete any dental work needed to have your healthiest smile by the holidays.
- Whiten Your Teeth
Professional whitening is a quick and easy way to dramatically brighten your smile if you want to reveal pearly white teeth. When you come in for treatment, we’ll review our whitening options with you. We offer in-house or at-home whitening. In-office whitening provides the quickest and most dramatic results in just one visit.
Or, if you prefer to gradually whiten your teeth, we can give you custom-fit whitening trays and whitening gel to use at home. Get the whitening process started at least a month or so before your holiday event so your smile is ready for your holiday photos and parties.
- Disguise Dental Flaws
Do you have teeth that are gapped, crooked, stained, or chipped? We offer cosmetic dentistry options like dental bonding or veneers that will flawlessly fix these imperfections. Tooth bonding applies tooth-colored material to your teeth. It’s a simple treatment that won’t require any removal of your tooth enamel.
If needed, we can also make a more dramatic transformation with veneers. They are thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth that will disguise chips, cracks, and slightly gapped or overlapping teeth. Meet with your dentist to map out a treatment plan tailored to your specific smile goals and budget. Since cosmetic treatments often require several visits over weeks or months, now is the ideal time to begin so your smile looks its best by holiday photo time.
- Protect Your Investment
Once you’ve made the changes you want to see, be diligent about oral hygiene and dental checkups every six months. Proper brushing and flossing removes the bacteria and plaque that can erode enamel and lead to decay and gum disease. Use a fluoride-based mouthwash to rinse away bacteria from your entire mouth. Limit your enjoyment of sugary and acidic foods and drinks, which can put your oral health at risk and damage your enamel.
If you indulge, rinse your mouth with water, then brush your teeth 30 minutes later. No sooner, as you could damage your enamel. All your time and investment will pay off with a smile at its healthiest and most beautiful for the holidays.