Summer is just around the corner, and at our Lexington, KY, dentist office, we have already begun seeing patients who are interested in getting their dental health back on track for summer. After a very long year, it’s time to get focused on improving and maintaining your smile so that you are ready to show it off when the time comes. Here are three things Dr. Doyle Freano suggests doing to improve your smile in time for summer:
Schedule Your Preventative Dental Cleaning
Has it been over six months since the last time you sat in the dental chair? If so, it’s time to schedule your next preventative dental cleaning. The American Dental Association recommends seeing your dentist for routine care once every six months. As we approach the halfway point of the year (June), make sure to check and see when your next dental cleaning is–and do your best not to miss it! Dental cleanings and preventative dental care are majorly important for your long-term health. By visiting your dentist once every six months, you are allowing us to catch small issues before they develop into major concerns. We would hate to see patients forgetting about their dental cleanings during the summer, only to have to deal with major dental concerns later on in the year.
Set Dental Health Goals
Now is a great time to evaluate the current condition of your smile and determine if there is anything you want to change. As more people get vaccinated and masks begin to come off, make sure that you are excited about showing off your smile again. Start by maintaining a strict at-home oral hygiene routine to ensure that you are practicing good dental health habits throughout the summer. This includes setting a schedule for brushing and flossing and sticking to it even as the days get longer and more fun-filled. It’s important to prioritize your dental health at all times and to remember to take care of your teeth so that they will last you for many more summers to come. Additionally, take advantage of all the seasonal fruits and vegetables that are extra delicious this time of year. Most fruits and vegitables contain the vitamins and minerals that your teeth need to remain healthy and beautiful.
Consider Cosmetic Dentistry
After a long winter, and an even longer year, patients are seeking new ways to improve their smiles. If you are looking to make cosmetic improvements to your smile, our cosmetic dentistry services are the perfect solution to your needs. We currently offer porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, tooth bonding, and Invisalign to both enhance a patient’s natural smile and address dental problems that may compromise long-term oral health. With our cosmetic services, we will have your smile whiter and brighter just in time for summer. Want to learn more about what our office can do for you and your smile? Schedule a consultation online with Dr. Freano in Lexington and learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can best enhance your smile.