Secrets To A Healthy Spring Smile [BLOG]
As the weather starts to warm and your activity level increases, our team at Oregon Smile Care Center wants to make sure your healthy teeth and gums stay that way.
With that in mind, we’re sharing a few secrets to keeping your smile healthy as you navigate you and your family through a busy new season.
Secrets To A Healthy Spring Smile
Before your family’s calendar is all booked up for the season, make sure all your dental needs are taken care of so you can focus on enjoying time with your loved ones.
You can also do a little planning so that no matter where you are this spring, you can prevent inconvenient, and possibly traumatic, dental emergencies and how to react when life throws one at you anyway!
Here are three secrets to keeping your smile healthy this spring.
*Know How To Respond To A Dental Emergency*
There’s a lot going on at the turn of the spring season, especially since we’re all anxious to get out of the house after a long hibernation!
With all that new activity, though, you could run into a dental emergency that forces you to drop life and take care of business at the worst possible time.
Knowing what to do if that should happen to you or someone in your family will help make the experience smoother, less stressful, and less disruptive to your life and your smile.
If you’re planning a family trip this spring, make sure you save phone numbers and locations of emergency dentists in the area. You won’t have to waste any time googling the nearest office or worrying about how to get treatment outside of regular business hours.
Another secret to handling dental emergencies when you’re here at home is to count on Dr. Hanson and our team in Salem, OR.
Save our contact information in your smartphone so that you can call us right away if you or a family member injures a tooth.
*Get An Athletic Mouthguard*
If you have an athlete in the family, make sure their smile is safe with an athletic mouthguard from Oregon Smile Care Center.
With a comfortable, custom-fit, your athlete’s teeth and gums will be better protected while running around on the field should his or her mouth be met with another player, ball, or other piece of equipment.
A professionally-made mouthguard offers better protection and more comfortable than anything you’ll find at the local sporting goods retailer.
*Fix Problem Teeth Now*
It’s easy to put off dental treatment this time of year. You have family and work obligations and your schedule fills pretty quickly.
We understand how tough it is to square away extra time for a dental appointment, but imagine how much more inconvenient it would be for your weak or damaged tooth to finally break or fall out while you’re out and about!
Our advice is to go ahead and get any restorative treatment you need to fix a problem tooth out of the way before your child’s practice and game schedule really kicks into high gear!
That way you can avoid a potential dental emergency while you’re enjoying a weekend game, weeknight recital, or worse, a family vacation!
Schedule Your Next Visit!
Our last secret for a healthy smile this spring is to schedule a dental cleaning and exam at Oregon Smile Care Center!
You know how important daily diligence is for strong teeth and gums. But it has to be done in conjunction with routine professional care. Dr. Hanson and our skilled hygienists can remove harmful plaque and tartar buildup so you can stay ahead of threats to your smile like cavities and gum disease.
Call our Salem, OR dental office at (503) 809-4784 or fill out our online form to schedule your next appointment!