It’s hot, the kids are out of school, and your summer vacation is just around the corner. We understand that vacations are fun and exciting, and we promise your oral health care can be too. We know that while on vacation, certain dental health habits can fall to the wayside as you lay on the beach eating an ice cream cone. At Davis Family Dental Care in Bedford, TX, we aim to provide comprehensive, quality dental care to patients of all types. Drs. Dakota Davis, Paul Davis, and Laura Drennan take a caring approach to dentistry and believe in providing patients with the information to take control of their oral health. For your benefit, we have prepared a quick and easy guide to help keep your teeth healthy and happy while on vacation.
The Importance Of Preventive Care
Preventive care is often the underdog is dentistry. Patients underestimate the importance of preventive care, Most patients wait until they are suffering from a toothache or lose a tooth before scheduling an appointment. However, at Davis Family Dental Care we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, dedicated, and caring dental treatments to each one of our patients. We believe preventive care is the number one tool patients have to take charge of their oral health. Schedule a preventive care visit before your vacation can help give patients that extra boost of confidence before flashing their smile on the boardwalk. Preventive care visits give Drs.Davis, Davis, and Drennan the opportunity to properly check the mouth teeth, and gums for any complex issues and properly treat them. During a routine dental exam, we will provide:
- Dental x-rays
- Periodontal screening
- Cavities screening
- Bite analysis
- Professional dental cleaning
For most, preventive care starts at home. It is important to practice proper oral hygiene at home to maintain a healthy smile and gums.
Tips To Practice Proper Dental Care While On Vacation
We have compiled a small list of dental tips to follow while on vacation to ensure you keep your smile bright and healthy.
- Tip #1– Be Proactive! Don’t wait until the last minute to visit your dentist. As stated, preventive care is an important part of your dental health routine. Visiting one of our experienced dentists at Davis Family Dental Care in Bedford, TX can help spot any complex dental issues and give your teeth a deep cleaning before you hit the road.
- Tip #2-We know vacation means grubbing out to amazing food, meeting great people, and smiling every chance you get. Try carrying around travel size containers of your favorite dental products. Nothing is better than giving your teeth a little love after dinner and flossing to make sure none of your food is stuck in between your teeth. Not flossing regularly can cause tooth decay and cavities. And yes, flossing on vacation is just as important as flossing at home!
- Tip #3-Keep your teeth protected during sports or contact activities. Mouthguards are a great way to keep the teeth protected during contact activities. The last thing you want is to worry about a missing tooth while on vacation. However, if you do suffer a dental emergency while on vacation, our experienced dentists at Davis Family Dental Care will work with you to determine the best course of action.
At Davis Family Dental Care, we value our patients and their oral health. We specialize in family and general dentistry and strive to provide quality care and the knowledge to take charge of their oral health.