Why a Trip to the Dentist Is the Best Gift You Can Get Yourself This Holiday Season

Sometimes the best gifts you can give (or receive) during the holidays cannot be wrapped up and tied with a bow. This is especially true for your six-month check-up trip to the dentist’s office. A regular dentist’s visit is an investment in your health and also ensures your smile is close-up ready for holiday and New Year’s celebrations.

The six-month timeframe takes into consideration how long it takes plaque and tartar to build up on your teeth. If one of our Worth, IL dentists identifies early signs of decay, a professional teeth cleaning can help to remove sticky plaque on teeth. This helps to reduce the likelihood that you will experience cavities and/or gum disease.

A thorough teeth cleaning is not the only benefit from a professional teeth cleaning. Your Worth, IL dentist will also examine your teeth, looking for any damage that could have occurred as well as checking your gums and soft tissues for any oral cancer indicators.

Regular dentist’s visits are essential because they can keep you out of pain that could occur if your tooth decay is left untreated. While making a trip to our office does represent a cost to you, the costs associated with preventive dental care are significantly less than those to treat decay and soft tissue gum damage. Remember that even if you are not currently experiencing painful symptoms, you could still be undergoing small changes to your dental health that can ultimately result in a large amount of pain.

So this holiday season, surprise your family and/or loved ones by asking for a trip to our Worth, IL dentist’s office (or give your loved ones a gift of a dental visit). While it may not be as tangible as a toy or sweater, a beautiful smile will help your smile shine more brightly.

Is it time to schedule your six-month dental checkup? Call our Worth dentist’s office at (708) 448-0333 to schedule today!