Nothing beats Grandma’s homemade peanut brittle specially made during the holidays! This festive time of year brings up so many delicious, yet dangerous goodies for us to enjoy. At Long Family Dental, we say dangerous because this is the time of year when our dental emergencies increase due to hard candies breaking teeth or dental restorations, or sticky chewy treats pulling off dental crowns or fillings. Your dentist in Cleburne reminds you to avoid holiday emergencies with prevention.
Preventative Care Appointments
Your first line of defense against oral health concerns is your regular six-month cleaning and checkup appointments. Not only does your hygienist clean your teeth and remove excessive plaque buildup, she’ll also take the time to educate you about your oral health. There are many things you can do at home to give your teeth extra protection during the holidays and beyond such as adding an antibacterial mouth rinse to your home care routine.
During your checkup, we also screen you for oral health concerns such as periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay. This ensures that we detect these issues in their earliest stages so you have the best chance of treating them with the least invasive procedures.
For example, if you’re aware that you have tooth decay, a small filling may do the trick for treatment. Not only will this eliminate the decay, it will also protect your tooth from those holiday goodies causing further damage.
Holiday Dental Emergencies
If you do find yourself in an emergency situation this holiday season, we encourage you to call us right away. Crowns that come off, or fillings that break down or come out will need to be replaced as soon as possible in order to protect your tooth and root from further damage. We strive to accommodate our emergency patients with a same day appointment, and the quicker you contact us, the quicker we can get you comfortable and back on the path to wellness again.
Long Family Dental has been providing high quality dental care for patients in Cleburne for over forty years. When you choose this trusted team, whether you’re coming for cleaning and checkup, or an emergency root canal, you can rest assured you’re working with experts. Contact our office to schedule your next appointment and avoid holiday dental emergencies.