Summer is here, which means it’s time to pack up your beach bags and head out on vacation! Planning a trip involves thinking about anything that could go wrong and planning a contingency. You might bring an extra bathing suit, call your bank, print out your plane tickets—but have you thought about how you could protect your teeth?
If you want to make sure that you’re prepared, you may want to see your dentist before you head out for a summer vacation. Here are some reasons that may be a good idea.
The last thing you’d want after planning a trip for months is to have it derailed by a toothache. While it seems like dental emergencies come out of nowhere (and sometimes they can) for the most part a dentist can tell you if you’re at risk for decay or a painful infection.
By taking a trip to the dentist before summer vacation, you can ensure that you’re not in store for a nasty surprise once you leave.
Making a Great Impression
One of the best things about visiting a new place is getting to meet new people. You never know when a first impression is around the corner, and a trip to the dentist before you leave will help you look your best for them!
In addition to checking you for oral health problems, your dentist can also clean your teeth and polish them. That means that you can greet new people with a smile that’s straight-from-the-dentist clean!
Stopping the Sting
One of the best things about summer is the food—there’s nothing like chilled watermelon or a bowl of ice cream to cool you off on a hot day. However, if you have thin enamel or hidden cavities, sensitivity may make it hard to enjoy those foods.
A dentist can help you to address these issues, ensuring that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest! However, it’s worth noting that some people have more sensitivity for a few weeks after getting fillings, so you may want to treat your cavities a month or so in advance of your trip.
Your dentist can ensure that your teeth are where they should be before you leave for your trip, so making an appointment with them should be one more thing on your travel to-do list.
About Our Practice
At Carlson Dental Group, we can promise you more than a beautiful smile—we can give you peace of mind! Dentistry can be a little bit disorienting, but our team of expert professionals can give you everything you need to get the healthy teeth you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re getting something simple or specialist-level care, we’re confident that our incredible dental team can help you!
If you have any questions about what a dentist can do for you, we can be reached at our website. You can also call our Bartram Park location at (904) 262-8409.