4 Reasons to Visit the Dentist in the Winter

Winter months are a great time to catch up on things you may have put off until the last minute. With that in mind, one of the first things you should do is schedule your dental appointment.

Winter months can be dreary months, but it surely is an ideal time to make your dental appointment. Here are a few reasons why you should schedule your regular cleaning during the colder period.

Beat the Crowds

If you are frustrated with long waits or difficulty scheduling an appointment, winter in general is a good time to avoid the rush. Student and parents alike are usually scrambling in the summer and fall months to get ready for the new school year, so it can be difficult to find an available time slot for an appointment.

Because Flu Season is Hard on Your Teeth

If you have not been lucky enough to avoid this year’s flu bug, you may need to make an early trip to the dentist, especially if you have been battling the flu with over-the-counter cough drops and cough suppressant.

Many of these drugstore remedies contain large amounts of high fructose corn syrup and sucrose, which can do a number on your teeth. Others may contain citric acid, low pH levels paired with high acidity, or alcohol, all of which can attack your enamel.

A Good Way to Fight the Winter Blues

Let’s face it, winter months can be bitterly cold, and there is less daylight, which can take its toll on many of us. Seasonal Affective Disorder affects nearly 20 percent of people. At the same time, the state of your oral health also plays into your mental state – indicate a strong link between tooth loss and depression or anxiety.

Taking regular care of your teeth can prevent larger problems later in life. Being proactive about your oral health can be a boost to your mentality, as well.

Clear the Way for Spring

While it can be a struggle to pass the time in the winter months, that will change quicker than you think. With spring time fast approaching, your calendar will probably start filling up very soon.

Whether it is getting the garden ready, cleaning out the garage, or your kids’ spring sports kicking into gear, the spring season means more activities and less free time. Best get that teeth cleaning in before it means cancelling an outing!

If you have been putting off your regular cleaning, winter time is a great time to get it out of the way. We are happy to fit you in. Schedule an appointment online or call us at 014904656.

 

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