If you’re going on a vacation this summer, you probably have a checklist of everything you need to prepare before you go. Thankfully, there’s one thing you can do to take something off of your mind—see your dentist before you go.
By getting a checkup before you go, you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Here’s how your dentist can help you do that.
Preventing Any Dental Emergencies
A vacation is a time to relax and enjoy yourself, but a dental emergency can derail that. Instead of basking in the sun or spending time on the beach, you’ll have to rush to the dentist’s office to deal with an uncomfortable toothache. Not only that, you’ll also have to deal with a dentist you’ve never met before, and who may not fully understand your medical history.
By seeing your dentist before you go, you can rest assured that nothing will go wrong with your oral health while you’re on the road.
Enjoying Your Meals to the Fullest
It’s always fun to try out a bunch of new food when you’re on vacation, and in the summer, ice cream and snow cones are great ways to cool off. However, if you have gum disease and sensitive teeth, you may not necessarily be able to enjoy them to the extent that you might want to.
If you’re interested in food, talking to your dentist before you leave gives them an opportunity to address these issues, putting you on track to indulge in whatever food you’d like.
Looking Your Best
Going to a new place means plenty of opportunities to meet new people, and a beautiful smile is a way to ensure that all of those first impressions go as well as possible. When you go to a dentist for regular care, they’re likely to finish off a checkup or cleaning by polishing your teeth.
This removes any surface stains, giving you a beautiful straight-from-the-dentist-clean that will make you more confident when meeting others.
About the Author
When patients meet Dr. Natalya Ramsay, they can tell immediately that she has a deep passion for her field. They can see this not only in her incredible clinical expertise but in the care and compassion that she shows to everyone she meets. Dr. Ramsay received her dental degree from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, and since then she has continued her education in a wide variety of dental fields.
If you have any questions about how to protect your smile this summer, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (503) 472-1402.