5 Smile Care Needs To Address Before Summer Ends

You still have several more weeks of summer, so take advantage of it by visiting your Charlotte, NC dentist before the season ends!

It won’t be long before you and your family will be caught up in the hectic school year, fall sports season, and the stretch of holidays ahead, so it’s a great time to address any issues with your smile. 

Here are five things you can do to maintain, protect, and improve your smile with what’s left of summer:

#1 – Straighten Your Teeth – When you look ahead to the holidays, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the food. It’s not the time to restrict yourself from eating all your favorite treats of the season, but if you’re wearing braces, you wouldn’t have a choice. Clear aligners, on the other hand, can be removed so you can eat what you want without putting off orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile.

#2 – Get A Custom Mouthguard – If you have a child who participates in fall sports, the only way to ensure they can breathe, communicate, and minimize the risk for dental injuries is with a mouthguard that’s customized to fit them perfectly. We can take precise measurements of their mouth so the guard stays comfortably but snugly in place and their performance on the field or court isn’t hindered by a bulky, oversized mouthguard from a store.

#3 – Whiten Your Teeth Fall is a busy season for socializing, and one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable ways to look your best and boost your confidence is with professional teeth whitening. Whether at home or in our office, we can dramatically whiten your teeth so you look and feel great all season long.

#4 – Prevent Decay & Cavities – From late October to the start of the new year, it’s almost impossible to stay away from candy and other sweets that are delicious but not great for your teeth. We can provide added protection against tooth decay and cavities with preventive services like fluoride treatments and dental sealants.

#5 – Heal Your TMJ Problems – You’ll be too preoccupied with the kids and their school-related activities and holiday plans to be distracted by chronic pain in your jaw, face, and head. A misaligned jaw joint comes with unpleasant symptoms, one of which is teeth grinding that can damage and wear down your enamel. This can be prevented with a custom oral appliance that will also allow your jaw to heal naturally.

Before summer is over, visit us for all your smile care needs! Call Charlotte Dentistry at 704-285-0846 to schedule your appointment in Charlotte, NC.