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Why You Should See Your Dentist Before a Summer Vacation

May 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcapehart @ 6:30 am
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Summer is here, and hopefully, you’ve found some time to take your family on a trip for summer vacation. Spending time in the sun is always fun, so long as you’re prepared.

If you’re planning a trip, have you thought about whether your family’s oral health is as good as it needs to be? If not, you may want to talk to your dentist before you leave. Here are a few reasons why getting your family a checkup before summer vacation would be a good idea.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

When you’re having fun on vacation, the last thing that you want is to have to run to the dentist’s office to deal with a toothache. While it can sometimes seem like these sorts of dental emergencies come out of nowhere, the fact is that most of them are a result of an oral health problem that can be caught at a routine checkup.

If you want to stave off any dental emergencies, the best way is to see the dentist before you leave. They’ll be able to make sure that you’re in the clear.

Take a Little Time

It’s recommended that you visit your dentist for a routine checkup at least twice a year, but if you have a family, finding the time to do that is easier said than done. That said, if you’re planning on taking time off of work for vacation anyway, you may as well get one of these biannual checkups out of the way.

Make a Statement

When you go on vacation, there’s always an opportunity to meet someone new. A beautiful smile can help you to make the best impression possible on the people that you meet.

When your dentist sees you for a regular cleaning, they’ll end the appointment by polishing away any surface stains on your teeth. This will give you that straight-from-the-dentist clean smile that can give you the confidence to put yourself out there.

About the Author

Dr. Christopher Capehart has a passion for his work, and it shows in everything that he does on a daily basis. He makes it a priority to get to know his patients as individuals, which makes giving them incredible dental care all the more gratifying. Dr. Capehart received his degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the Dallas County Dental Society.

If you have any questions about the benefits of preventive care, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (972) 436-1325.

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