Summer is here and we hope that means our patients are getting ready for some well deserved rest and relaxation. If you do have any travel planned, there is one thing you might have overlooked: seeing your dentist. We understand that it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re planning a getaway, but making a dental appointment before summer travel ensures there will be no unwanted dental surprises. We talk to a lot of patients right after they return from vacation, so our team put together our three biggest reasons to see your dentist before leaving for summer travel:
A Vacation-Ready Smile: If we’re honest, just about everyone could use a dental cleaning. It’ll make your smile look whiter, brighter, and more beautiful and give you that clean and healthy feeling. If you haven’t had one in the last six months, take care of this before you go and let yourself enjoy your smile and your trip more fully.
Getting Everything Squared Away: If you have ever needed healthcare in another state or worse yet a foreign country, you probably know that it becomes much more difficult. Without a hospital or doctor – much less a dentist – that you know and trust, it can be difficult and even scary to find care or operate a health care system you’re unfamiliar with. Getting a checkup with your dentist before you leave will let you know if you have any problems so you can resolve them before your trip.
Preventing Damage: If you are anything like us when we travel, then you probably like to indulge in the tasty food and drinks of the place you are visiting. Unfortunately, many of the tasty foods we like to indulge in on vacation can take a serious toll on dental health. Visiting your dentist before leaving will make sure any current dental issues don’t get worse and give you a nice reminder on proper oral health care so no new ones develop!
Contact Your Great Neck Dental Practice
Have any questions about your dental health this summer? Want to schedule an appointment before you leave for a trip? We are always happy to help. You can call our office at (516) 858-5921 or email us at [email protected] We can’t wait to hear from you, and we hope you have an amazing fun-filled summer!